Beyonce fails to mention Lizzo on stage amid allegations against rapper in US civil case | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Beyonce replaced Lizzo’s name in her Break My Soul remix, sung in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday night.

The 41-year-old singer had been singing ‘The Queens remix’ to her dance track in which she previously mentioned Lizzo’s name amongst many other black artists, including her sister Solange Knowles.

When it came to mentioning the rapper’s name, she repeated Erykah Badu’s four times instead.

In a clip shared on Twitter, however, Beyoncé also appears to miss singing Destiny’s Child pal Kelly Rowland and Lauryn Hill’s names too.

Whether the repetitive ‘Badu’ was intentionally done in a bid to not say Lizzo’s name or not, the moment has become a talking point on Twitter following allegations against the rapper.

Lizzo and her production company are being sued by three former dancers over allegations of sexual harassment and the creation of a hostile work environment.

The rapper is yet to address the allegations publicly but is likely to in court. Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for her for comment.

The complaint, filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, was brought against the About Damn Time singer, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, and her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc (BGBT).

The three dancers – Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez – claim they were subject to sexual, religious and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault and false imprisonment, among other allegations.

Ms Davis and Ms Williams were eventually fired from their positions, while Ms Rodriguez resigned over the “appalling behaviour”, according to West Coast Employment Lawyers, who are representing the plaintiffs.

Part of the lawsuit, obtained by the PA news agency, details a trip to Amsterdam’s red light district which took place in February 2023.

It claims performers were allegedly pressured to come along on nights out through fear of losing their jobs.

One visit to a club named Bananenbar allegedly resulted in performers being encouraged to touch nude performers by Lizzo.

It is claimed that: “Plaintiffs were aghast with how little regard Lizzo showed for the bodily autonomy of her employees and those around her, especially in the presence of many people whom she employed.”

The Grammy-winning singer is known for her advocacy of body-positivity and inclusivity in her music, with her plus-sized performers hired through her reality show Watch Out For The Big Grrrls.

The dancers accused Lizzo of calling attention to Ms Davis’ weight gain and later berating and then firing her “on the spot” after she recorded a meeting because of a health condition.

Lizzo also “hurled expletives” at her dancers and acted “aggressively” towards Ms Williams by “cracking her knuckles (and) balling her fists”, the complaint stated.

After being fired, Ms Davis claims she was allegedly kept in a room while a member of the security team searched her phone.

Elsewhere, it was claimed Lizzo accused dancers of “not performing up to par and repeatedly accused the dancers of drinking alcohol before shows even though the dance cast had never partaken in such a practice”.

This led to several dancers being required to re-audition for their spots under “brutal” criteria with the possibility of firing, according to the lawsuit.

The suit also makes allegations in respect of alleged behaviour from Shirlene Quigley, the captain of Lizzo’s dance team.

The lawsuit accuses her of proselytizing to other performers and deriding those who had premarital sex as well as, sharing lewd sexual fantasies, simulating oral sex and publicly discussing the virginity of one of the plaintiffs.

Beyonce’s team have been approached for comment.

Shirlene hasn’t responded to the complaints directly, but shared a post on Instagram thanking God yesterday.

Back in June, Lizzo shared a heartfelt Instagram video reacting to Beyonce’s inclusion of her name in the Break My Soul remix.

After witnessing the moment at the gig, she turned around to the camera and cried.

She wrote: “In that moment I was thinking about baby me, listening to Happy Face by Destiny’s Child and crying myself to sleep because of bullies… I thought about Beyoncé jumping into the room where Tina Turner was waiting to meet her for the first time.

“I think of what we all mean to people and how cyclical it is. We are all so infinitesimally and maximally connected and significant. It’s an honor. Thank You @beyonce.”

During her Grammy speech back in February, she also credited Beyonce for changing her life.

She told the performer: “The way you made me feel, I was like, ‘I want to make people feel this way with my music’.”

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