Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and musician.
The entertainer was born on April 27, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan, and later moved to Houston, Texas, with her family.
Lizzo began her recording career in hip hop music in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she gained recognition.
She has released several albums, including Lizzobangers in 2013 and Big Grrrl Small World in 2015.
Lizzo’s music is known for its incorporation of hip hop, soul, R&B, and funk-pop genres. She draws inspiration from artists like Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill.
Her lyrics often explore themes of body positivity, self-love, and empowerment.
She has become an icon of body positivity, promoting self-acceptance and challenging beauty norms.
In addition to her musical career, Lizzo is also a flutist and incorporates flute playing into her music.
She has collaborated with other artists and has been recognized with awards, including multiple Grammy wins.
On a personal note, Lizzo is currently dating Myke Wright. She has expressed her love for him and even dedicated a song to him.
Beyoncé seemingly skips over Lizzo’s name during the Queens Remix performance of ‘Break My Soul’ tonight at the Renaissance World Tour.
She instead repeats Erykah Badu’s name four times.
— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 2, 2023
What did Lizzo do?
Three former dancers have filed a lawsuit against Lizzo and her tour company, alleging that the singer created a hostile work environment and sexually harassed them.
The lawsuit claims that the singer pressured the dancers to engage with nude performers at a club, and that she made comments about their weight and appearance.
The plaintiffs also allege that Lizzo questioned one dancer’s commitment to her role on the dance team, expressing “thinly veiled” concerns about her size.
The lawsuit further claims that the dancers were not paid for all of their work, and that they were not provided with adequate breaks or meal periods.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages for emotional distress, lost wages and other harms.
The lawsuit comes amid a growing conversation about workplace harassment and discrimination in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Lizzo has not yet commented publicly on the allegations.
At the time of publishing this article, the singer had not publicly responded to the allegations made by her former dancers.
The exact amount of damages being sought is not specified in the search results.
The dancers are also seeking an injunction to prevent Lizzo and her team from engaging in similar behavior in the future.
Sophia Nahli Allison claims
Sophia Nahli Allison, a director who worked with Lizzo, has spoken out about her experience working with the singer.
However, it is important to note that she is not one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed against Lizzo by her former dancers.
The lawsuit was filed by three of Lizzo’s former dancers who accused the singer of sexual harassment and fostering a hostile work environment.
The allegations made by the dancers include claims that Lizzo pressured them to engage with nude performers at a club, made comments about their weight and appearance and questioned one dancer’s commitment to her role on the dance team.
The dancers also allege that they were not paid for all of their work and were not provided with adequate breaks or meal periods.
Sophia has not made any claims against Lizzo in relation to the lawsuit filed by the former dancers.
However, in a Reddit post from 2012, the filmmaker discussed her experience working with Lizzo on a music video.
She claimed that Lizzo was difficult to work with and that she was “disrespectful and unprofessional” towards the crew.
It is important to note that this post is from 2012 and is not related to the current lawsuit filed by Lizzo’s former dancers.