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Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles responds to speculation singer shaded Lizzo with lyric change

Ella Scott

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Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles responds to speculation singer shaded Lizzo with lyric change

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Beyonce’s mum Tina Knowles has supported her daughter amid the apparent removal of Lizzo’s name from one of her songs.

Earlier this week, allegations came to light regarding the way that Lizzo had apparently treated dancers in her entourage.

A lawsuit has been filed against the ‘Juice’ singer by three former employees - Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez - who claim that the 35-year-old subjected them to sexual, religious and racial harassment.

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The trio also claims they were discriminated against, assaulted, and falsely imprisoned.

On the same day that the claims were made public, Beyonce was performing in Boston, Massachusetts.

Fans of Queen Bee will already know that during her show, she performs ‘Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)’ - a song in which she praises various black female artists.

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Lizzo’s name is usually included, alongside Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, and former Destiny's Child bandmate, Kelly Roland.

Fans have speculated why Beyonce left out Lizzo's name Credit: GRAMMYs
Fans have speculated why Beyonce left out Lizzo's name Credit: GRAMMYs

On the same night that the allegations regarding the ‘Truth Hurts’ star were published, the 41-year-old decided to omit her name from the remix for the first time.

Instead of saying Lizzo’s name, Beyonce repeated Erykah Badu’s surname four times.

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Fans across social media were quick to identify the exclusion, with many believing it was deliberate and related to the ongoing scandal.

However, Beyonce’s mum, Tina Knowles, has since rubbished claims and has taken to Instagram to shut down speculation.

Lizzo has previously referenced Beyonce using her name. Credit: Instagram / @lizzobeeating
Lizzo has previously referenced Beyonce using her name. Credit: Instagram / @lizzobeeating

Replying to a post from The Jasmine Brand, the 69-year-old commented: “She also didn’t say her own sisters name ya'll should really stop.”

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Fans of the pair were quick to rush to their defence and many praised Tina for sticking up for her superstar daughter.

One fan wrote in reply: “One thing about Ms Tina, she's gonna mind the business that pays Beyoncé.”

Another said: “Thought she did that because Erykah Badu said she was honoured that Beyoncé was clearly influenced by her stylistically...so she shouted her out x3 to let her know she acknowledged her statement.”

A third commented: “Exactly. Everyone is so predisposed to negativity. It’s just their critical condition."

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While Beyonce herself has not addressed the reason for the lyric change, Lizzo has since made a statement in relation to the harassment and discrimination claims made against her.

Addressing her 13.4 million followers earlier this week, Lizzo posted a text-based statement that said the allegations were mere ‘sensationalised stories’.

She continued: “Sometimes I have to make hard decisions but it’s never my intention to make anyone feel uncomfortable or like they aren’t valued as an important part of the team.”

She rounded off her statement by claiming that she was ‘hurt’ by the reports but would not ‘let the good work I’ve done in the world be overshadowed by this’.

Topics: Celebrity, Beyonce, Lizzo, Music, US News

Ella Scott
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