It wasn’t long before news broke about the Lizzo lawsuit that Beyonce decided to modify the lyrics of her ground breaking song, “Break My Soul”, the remix.
According to CNN, 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.
‘Betty Davis, Solange Knowles / [Erykah Badu], Lizzo, Kelly Rowl’ (You know you can do it)’
But several videos posted on social media showed Beyoncé appearing to omit Lizzo’s name from the song during her latest concert, instead repeating Erykah Badu’s name four times, even as Lizzo’s name flashed up on the screen behind her.
Beyoncé seemingly skips over Lizzo’s name during the Queens Remix performance of ‘Break My Soul’ tonight at the Renaissance World Tour.
She instead repeats Erykah Badu’s name four times.
— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 2, 2023
Lizzo had posted a video of herself on Instagram in June watching the same set at a previous show on Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” tour, saying, “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 Beyoncé.”
Beyoncé’s apparent omission came following the announcement earlier on Tuesday that Lizzo, who is known for her uplifting messages and body positivity advocacy, is being sued by three former dancers who claim they were subjected to a hostile work environment and harassment while they were members of the Grammy-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 “dance cast captain” as defendants in the suit.
Among the claims outlined in the suit, 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 on tour in February.
Another plaintiff claims 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 gain and disclose intimate personal details about her life in order to keep her job.”
Here is a good breakdown of the lawsuit against Lizzo, Lizzo’s Production team and her dance captain Shirlene Quigley.. Just in case you didn’t know exactly what was goin on… pic.twitter.com/kFfnKSQkNA
— da real ∆untie Luke. ☥ (@pslovemorgan) August 2, 2023
This video of Lizzo was a massive red flag and her fans just thought she was funny ?????????? pic.twitter.com/b2tsw0yCwF
— squiddy (@RegularTeenag3r) August 2, 2023