The world of glam and glitz comes with its cons of legal adversities. Looks like people have not forgotten Lizzo’s dispute with her former designer even at the announcement of new music.
The Grammy-winning singer faced online backlash after teasing new music. Five months after the accusations of sexual harassment by former dancers and a lawsuit by a tour designer.
Lizzo Teases New Music
The artist’s latest teaser for new music comes amid a turbulent period, with legal battles and public scrutiny surrounding her professional conduct.
Lizzo shared a short studio clip on social media with the caption: “To my dearest Lizzo fans: the magic is back.” The audio was muted during her singing, and later in the clip, she mentioned, “I felt like Gwen Stefani on that one,” referring to the former ‘No Doubt’ singer.
However, the video received criticism when shared on X/Twitter. Some responses included, “WE DON’T WANT IT,” “Ew keep it please,” and “No one will listen.”
Legal Battles And Previous Allegations
The singer faced legal troubles in August She was sued for religious and racial harassment, discrimination, false imprisonment, and body shaming by former dancers Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Ron Zambrano, stated, “behind closed doors, this is the way Lizzo is.”
In response to the lawsuit, she then posted her disappointment over the allegations on Instagram. She defended herself, stating, “These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional.”
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The American rapper also filed a motion in December to prevent a lawsuit by fashion designer Asha Daniels who worked on her tour, from proceeding to court. Daniels accused members of Lizzo’s team of harassment, discussing explicit content, and engaging in inappropriate behavior. The lawsuit aimed to include Lizzo, as Daniels argued she was the tour leader.
“I was witnessing myself, the dancers and the background vocalists and my local team in every city be harassed and bullied regularly,” Daniels shared with NBC News.
Lizzo’s spokesman, Stefan Friedman, dismissed Daniels’ claims, labeling the lawsuit as “a bogus, absurd publicity stunt.” He stated Daniels had “never actually met or even spoke with Lizzo.”
Despite the legal challenges, Lizzo celebrated the success of her tour, which grossed $85 million. This news comes after the singer missed out on the Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special at a recent ceremony.
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