Beyonce left her tribute to singer Lizzo out of her performance of Break My Soul (The Queens Remix) last night at the Renaissance tour at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Beyonce left Lizzo’s name out of her Renaissance tour version of Break My Soul last night amid claims the singer sexually harassed three of her backing dancers.
During Break My Soul (The Queens Remix) Beyonce lists a number of groundbreaking female artists including Nina Simone, Grace Jones and Madonna.
In a line that pays tribute to Erykah Badu, Lizzo and Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland, Beyonce changed the lyrics.
Instead of singing: “Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl’ (You know you can do it).”
She sang: “Badu, Badu, Badu, Badu.”
The show came hours after news broke that three of Lizzo ‘s dancers have filed a lawsuit against the singer, her production company and her dance captain over claims they were weight-shamed and sexually harassed.
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Mirror has contacted Beyonce and Lizzo’s representatives for comment.
The singer, who is known for exuding body confidence and positivity as a whole, is said to have “weight-shamed” one of the plaintiffs, with them also claiming to have been “pressured while at a strip club”.
The 35-year-old singing sensation, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, can often be seen storming the stage with an impressive dance troop behind her. But now things have taken a turn with some of the singer’s dancers accusing her of alleged “sexual harassment” and “creating a hostile work environment”.
NBC News obtained documents today, with the outlet reporting that a lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. In the documents, it is claimed that Lizzo points out one of the dancer’s weight gain, with her also alleged to have “berated her and then fired her after she recorded a meeting because of a health condition”.
Lizzo is yet to publicly comment on the accusations
The lawsuit, which has been filed by three of the singer’s dancers, also accuses the captain of Lizzo’s dance troop, Shirlene Quigley, of “proselytising” – which is defined as “the action of attempting to convert someone from one religion, belief, or opinion to another” – to other performers. The dance captain is also said to have ridiculed those who had sex before marriage and is said to have shared “lewd sexual fantasies” and “publicly discussing the virginity of one of the plaintiffs”.
The three dancers who filed the suit also allege that Lizzo pressured one of them to “touch a nude performer at an Amsterdam club”. NBC reports that the singer allegedly “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”.
One of the plaintiffs then claims that Lizzo pressured her to “touch the breasts of one of the nude women”.
NBC also reports that the suit claims that if Lizzo was dissatisfied with her dancer’s performances, they “would be fired and sent home”.
At the time of publication Lizzo had not publicly spoken out about the claims.