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Beyoncé adds Lizzo’s name back in while performing song in show of support

Anish Vij

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Beyoncé adds Lizzo’s name back in while performing song in show of support

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Beyoncé has reincluded Lizzo’s name during her live performance after the 'Truth Hurts' singer was accused of sexual harassment.

During her showing of Renaissance World Tour in Boston last week, the pop icon, 41, left Lizzo's, 35, name from her song 'Break My Soul' amid the recent allegations.

Watch below as she adds her name back in:

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On the same day of the Massachusetts concert, Lizzo - real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson - and her production company were sued by three former dancers over alleged sexual harassment and a 'hostile work environment'.

The complaint was made against the rapper and production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc (BGBT).

Her three former 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.

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As the news broke, Beyoncé appeared to leave Lizzo's name out of her song.

The usual lyric mentioning Lizzo goes: 'Betty Davis, Solange Knowles / [Erykah Badu], Lizzo, Kelly Rowl' (You know you can do it)'

But, as seen in concert footage on Twitter, Queen B replaced Lizzo's line with four repetitions of 'Badu.'

During her showing of Renaissance World Tour in Boston last week, the pop icon, 41, left Lizzo's, 35, name from her 'Break My Soul' song amid the recent allegations. Credit: CBS
During her showing of Renaissance World Tour in Boston last week, the pop icon, 41, left Lizzo's, 35, name from her 'Break My Soul' song amid the recent allegations. Credit: CBS
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However, during her Washington D.C. concert on Saturday night, Beyoncé put her name back into the song.

Taking to the stage in a glittery gold outfit, the singer made sure to include her name in the song.

Some fans thought Bey was also throwing shade at Erykah Badu, who recently accused the pop star of copying her style.

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Taking to social media, one person commented that the lyrical change was like 'hitting 2 birds with 1 stone,' suggesting that Beyoncé was addressing both Lizzo and Erykah.

"She also say her own sisters name," Tina replied to the comment, "yal should really stop."

Beyoncé has reincluded Lizzo’s name during her live performance. Credit: TikTok/@beyoonceeeee
Beyoncé has reincluded Lizzo’s name during her live performance. Credit: TikTok/@beyoonceeeee

Lizzo has since responded to the allegations in a statement, which read: "These last few days have been gut wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing.

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"My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned.

"My character has been criticized. Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.

"These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behaviour on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional."

She continued: "With passion comes hard work and high standards. 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.

"I'm hurt but I will not let the good work I've done in the world be overshadowed by this. I want to thank everyone who has reached out in support to lift me up during this difficult time.”

Topics: Celebrity, Lizzo, Beyonce

Anish Vij
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