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Beyoncé appeared to leave Lizzo out of the lyrics of her song.
Beyonce seemed to skip Lizzo’s name when she performed “Break My Soul (Queen’s Remix)” at a concert in Boston on Tuesday, following news that Lizzo is being sued by three former dancers alleging harassment and a hostile work environment.
Usually, Lizzo’s name appears in the lyrics of “Break My Soul (Queen’s Remix)” alongside the likes of Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Nicki Minaj, as part of Beyoncé’s song celebrating black women in the entertainment industry.
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Lizzo is facing a lawsuit from three former dancers.
But several videos posted on social media showed Beyoncé appearing to leave Lizzo’s name out of the song during her performance on Tuesday, instead repeating Erykah Badu’s name four times, even as Lizzo’s name flashed on the screen behind her .
Lizzo had posted a video of herself Instagram in June and saw the same set at a previous show on Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” tour and said, “I think about what we all mean to people and how cyclical it is. We’re all so infinitely and maximally connected and significant . It’s an honor. Thank you Beyoncé.”
Beyoncé’s apparent omission followed the announcement earlier Tuesday that Lizzo, known for her uplifting messages and body positivity advocacy, is being sued by three former dancers who claim they faced a hostile work environment and harassment while members of the Grammy -the winner’s dance team.
The complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday and obtained by CNN through an attorney for the plaintiffs, also names her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc. (BGBT) and a person described as the “dance cast captain” as defendants in the suit.
Among the claims outlined in the case, one of the three plaintiffs said she was encouraged by the singer to “take turns touching the nude performers” while out at a club in Amsterdam’s red light district, while she was on tour in February.
Another plaintiff alleges that her commitment to her role on the dance team was questioned by the singer, who expressed “thinly veiled” concerns about the plaintiff’s “weight gain,” according to the lawsuit, resulting in the plaintiff feeling pressured to “explain her weight”. obtain and reveal intimate personal information about her life in order to keep her job.”
CNN contacted a representative for Lizzo and Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc. Tuesday for comment on the complaint.