The previous couple of weeks have fallen a bit wanting “Good As Hell” for Lizzo: In early August, three of the singer’s former backup dancers introduced that they’d filed a lawsuit towards Lizzo and her touring manufacturing firm, Large Grrrl Large Touring, in addition to her dance captain, Shirlene Quigley. The go well with cites incapacity discrimination, failure to guard towards spiritual and sexual harassment on the job, and assault, amongst different allegations.
Whereas a few of Lizzo’s former associates have come out to voice their help for the backup dancers making the allegations, others have come to the singer’s protection. On Thursday, the Large Grrrls and Large Boiiis, as Lizzo’s touring backup dancers are recognized, took to their official Instagram web page to submit a prolonged assertion of help for his or her embattled frontwoman.
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“We’ve had the time of our lives on the Particular tour,” the assertion begins. They go on to thank Lizzo for “shattering limitations and kicking within the door means for the Large Grrl& Large Boiii Dancers to do what we love!” They stated that they felt “honored to share the stage with such superb expertise.”
Within the account’s Instagram Tales, they hyperlink to a week-old submit by one of many Large Boiiis, Alexx Mayo, who captioned a celebratory submit in regards to the finish of the tour with “So grateful to have had such an unimaginable journey on tour with essentially the most stunning souls. Thanks to @lizzobeeating in your kindness, generosity and lightweight you share to this world. 💖” alongside a grinning photograph of himself high-fiving Lizzo.
The Tales additionally linked to a submit by Large Grrrl Shelby Swain, along with her caption studying partly, “LIZZO I like your kindness , I like your Energy, I like the way in which you like folks. The way you encourage, encourage and encourage your many followers each night time. Giving them energy, encouragement and motivation letting them know they’re Particular 💅🏾✨💅🏾! FUCK THE HATERS”
The Large Grrrls account is verified by Instagram, nevertheless it’s unclear who’s doing the posting—the Large Grrrls are staff of Lizzo.
On the 2022 Emmys, Lizzo took house the statuette for finest competitors collection for her present Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Large Grrrls, wherein she looked for her beloved squad of backup dancers. She shouted them out onstage in her acceptance speech, alongside an emotional message of range, positivity, and acceptance.
“Once I was just a little woman, all I wished to see was me within the media,” she stated. “Somebody fats like me. Black like me. Lovely like me.” Then, Lizzo stated, she realized, “Bitch, it’s gon’ need to be you.”
“Make some noise for my Large Grrrls!” she directed the gang.
One other gesture of help for Lizzo amidst her authorized woes got here from none aside from Queen Bey herself: after showing to take away a reference to Lizzo from her stay performances of “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” Beyoncé has not solely returned the shoutout to her stage efficiency, however doubled down on her public love earlier this week at a present in Atlanta, shouting, “Lizzo! I like you, Lizzo!” within the track.
Lizzo has been quiet on her personal social media accounts since issuing a forceful denial towards the claims within the go well with, calling them “unbelievable.”