In her post on X (formerly Twitter), Grimes noted her appreciation for Lizzo’s kindness and loyalty over the years. Grimes mentioned her own experience with mistreated dancers and the importance of loyalty while acknowledging the possibility of wrongdoing. She commended Lizzo’s exemplary behavior even during challenging times and highlighted Lizzo’s consistent kindness.
Grimes also reflected on her joy when Lizzo first gained fame, praising her as an admirable person within the music industry. She expressed skepticism about the drastic change in Lizzo’s character as described in the lawsuit, given Lizzo’s positive virtues.
The lawsuit filed on Tuesday (August 1) by dancers Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez alleges various legal transgressions by Lizzo and her Big Grrrl Big Touring Inc., including body-shaming, racial and religious discrimination and inappropriate conduct during performances.
Separately, Oscar-nominated director Sophia Nahli Allison claimed on social media that she withdrew from directing Lizzo’s documentary due to mistreatment.
Lizzo responded to the allegations in an Instagram statement, describing the claims as false and sensationalized. She emphasized her openness about her sexuality and self-expression but asserted that she would not accept being portrayed inaccurately.
Why is Grimes showing support for Lizzo amid the harassment lawsuit?
Grimes appreciates Lizzo’s kindness over a decade and counters the claims against her, valuing loyalty and personal experiences.
What are the allegations against Lizzo in the lawsuit filed by her ex-dancers?
Lizzo is accused of sexual harassment, fostering a hostile work environment, body-shaming, discrimination and pressuring dancers during performances.
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