Tina Knowles-Lawson shut down speculation that her oldest daughter, Beyoncé, purposely skipped Lizzo’s name during her show after the “Truth Hurts” singer was sued by her former dancers for sexual harassment.
“She also didn’t say her own sisters [sic] name yal [sic] should really stop,” the fashion designer, 69, posted Wednesday, according to a screenshot obtained by the Neighborhood Talk.
Hours after the bombshell lawsuit against Lizzo made headlines Tuesday, the “Drunk in Love” singer, 41, took the stage in Foxborough, Mass., as part of her Renaissance World Tour.
While performing “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix),” Beyoncé repeatedly said Erykah Badu’s name in place of Lizzo’s.
Originally, the song’s lyrics read, “Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, (Vogue) Bessie Smith, Nina Simone (Vogue), Betty Davis, Solange Knowles. Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl’ (You know you can do it).”
However, in a Twitter video captured by a fan, the “Cuff It” songstress appears to sing, “Betty Davis, Solange Knowles. Badu, Badu, Badu, Badu.”
Though several fans praised Beyoncé for skipping Lizzo, others claimed that it was shade directed at Badu, 52, who seemingly accused Queen B of stealing her tour looks on Monday.
Meanwhile, Lizzo made headlines after three of her former backup dancers — Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez — filed a lawsuit against her, Big Grrrl Big Touring and the singer’s dance captain, Shirlene Quigley, for creating a hostile work environment.
In the lawsuit obtained by Page Six, the dancers claimed the “Special” singer, 35, invited them for a night out in the town in Amsterdam’s Red Light District in February 2023.
The plaintiffs allege that “things quickly got out of hand” after “Lizzo began inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas.”
According to the docs, the four-time Grammy winner allegedly “pressured” and “goaded” Davis into touching the breasts of one of the nude performers.
The dancers further claimed that the pop star deceived them into attending a nude show the following month, thereby “robbing them of the choice not to participate,” per the court docs.
“The stunning nature of how Lizzo and her management team treated their performers seems to go against everything Lizzo stands for publicly, while privately she weight-shames her dancers and demeans them in ways that are … absolutely demoralizing,” the plaintiffs’ attorney, Ron Zambrano, said in a statement.
Since the lawsuit surfaced, several others have come forward with their own allegations about Lizzo, including documentary director Sophia Nahli Allison, who claimed on Twitter Tuesday that she witnessed first-hand how “arrogant, self-centered, and unkind” the musician was.
Additionally, a 2019 interview resurfaced of the “Good as Hell” artist sharing her interest in visiting the fruit-filled sex show in Amsterdam to see “where you eat the banana out the p—y.”
Lizzo has not publicly responded to the allegations and did not return Page Six’s request for comment.
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