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Lizzo Says She 'Quits'
Lizzo Clarifies Her
'I QUIT' Announcement

Lizzo Clarifies Her 'I QUIT' Announcement

'What I'm not gonna quit is the joy of my life, which is making music'

(Newser) - Lizzo on Tuesday clarified that her "I QUIT" declaration wasn't a reference to the music industry or social media, where she wrote those two words. Rather, "When I say 'I quit', I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention," she says in a follow-up...

Lizzo Makes Legal Push Against Dancers' Allegations

Singer asks judge to dismiss 'ridiculous' lawsuit on alleged toxic workplace, sexual harassment

(Newser) - Lizzo has called accusations by three dancers that she created a toxic workplace "unbelievable." Now, the singer has asked a judge to dismiss what her legal team calls a "ridiculous" lawsuit by those ex-employees, per NBC News . "This is the first step of a legal process...

Not All of Lizzo's Dancers Are Upset With Her

'Big Grrrl' group thanks singer for 'shattering limitations' after harassment suit by ex-dancers

(Newser) - Lizzo hasn't been having a great month as she defends herself against accusations of sexual harassment and a hostile work environment from three of her former backup dancers. Now, a group of her current dancers are singing her praises, though their comments are creating another mini-backlash. "We have...

Backup Dancers Accuse Lizzo of Sexual Harassment

Lawsuit says singer, management team created hostile work environment

(Newser) - Lizzo is being sued by three former backup dancers who allege that the singer's private treatment of her staff was severely at odds with her public persona. Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis, and Noelle Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Lizzo, her production company, and dance team captain Shirley Quigley Tuesday,...

Lizzo Does an Aussie 'Shoey'
Lizzo Does an
Aussie 'Shoey'

Lizzo Does an Aussie 'Shoey'

Under duress from the crowd, star takes a modified shot out of her shoe

(Newser) - Lizzo took her tour Down Under, and Down Under did its best to take her down under—vis a vis a very Aussie, very strange drinking stunt. As Yahoo News reports, the rapper was performing at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday night when fans shanghaied her into doing a...

Onstage in Tennessee, Lizzo Makes a Statement

Singer invites drag performers to share her stage

(Newser) - Lizzo made her feelings about a new Tennessee law clear on Friday night, inviting drag performers to join her onstage in Knoxville. The acts who shared her stage at Thompson-Boling Arena included Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Kandy Muse, and Vanessa Vanjie, Deadline reports. The legislation prohibits "male or female...

Beyonce Makes Grammy Awards History

She wins her 32nd award, becoming the Grammys' most decorated artist

(Newser) - Harry Styles won album of the year at Sunday's Grammy Awards, taking home the top honor on a night that Beyoncé dominated and became the ceremony’s most decorated artist, the AP reports. Beyoncé won her 32nd award, breaking a 26-year-old record. But as in years past, the album...

Kanye's Interview on Fox Was a Wild One

Rapper talks with Tucker Carlson on controversial 'White Lives Matter' shirt, the media, Kim K

(Newser) - Kanye West is back in headlines this week, after making an appearance at Paris Fashion Week sporting a "White Lives Matter" shirt that immediately drew backlash . On Thursday night, the 45-year-old rapper and fashion designer showed up on Tucker Carlson's Fox program, and he had a lot to...

'I Just Twerked and Played James Madison's Flute From the 1800s'

Lizzo borrowed priceless instrument from Library of Congress for DC concert

(Newser) - Singer Lizzo is also a classically trained flautist—and she is one of the few people ever to play a crystal flute French craftsman Claude Laurent sent President James Madison as a gift for his second inauguration in 1813. Lizzo played the flute, borrowed from the Library of Congress, at...

After 'Ableist' Song Lyric, Lizzo Makes Amends

In new single 'Grrrls,' singer used the word 'spaz,' which didn't go over well with disabled community

(Newser) - Lizzo has a new album coming out, and one of the singles from it is already drawing backlash. "Grrrls" was released Friday, off of the upcoming Special, and the 34-year-old singer and rapper posted on Tuesday how she made the decision to change one of the lyrics after it...

Lizzo Said She Was Pregnant With Star's Baby. He Responds

Singer, actor Chris Evans thrill fans with joke posts on obviously fake pregnancy

(Newser) - Entertainment Weekly calls it "the best pregnancy news that never happened." We call it confirmation of how much we love Lizzo and Chris Evans. It started with a TikTok video posted last week by the 33-year-old "Good as Hell" singer, in which she said she wanted...

John Legend at Billboard Awards: 'This Is for Chrissy'

Emotional performance came amid calls to vote, big wins for Post Malone

(Newser) - Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. From the piano, Legend told viewers "this is for Chrissy" before singing "Never Break," which includes...

Trainer Jillian Michaels Takes Flak Over Lizzo Remarks

Trainer is accused of fat-shaming, but she says she's talking only about health risks

(Newser) - Personal trainer Jillian Michaels—best known as a coach on The Biggest Loser—is receiving lots of criticism Thursday from fans of singer Lizzo. It stems from comments Michaels made Wednesday on the BuzzFeed News show AM to DM. “Why are we celebrating her body?" Michaels said. "Why...

Lizzo Defends Twerking, Showing Off Thong

'If you really, really don’t like my ass, you can kiss it'

(Newser) - Lizzo was pretty excited when her song, "Juice," was played at Sunday's Los Angeles Lakers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves; the 31-year-old singer danced in her seat as the Lakers cheerleaders performed to the hit. At one point, she even flipped up her skirt to twerk, showing...

Newcomers Dominate Diverse Grammy Noms

Lizzo leads with 8, followed by Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish with 6

(Newser) - The 2020 Grammy nominations are out, and there are plenty of surprises. Bruce Springsteen and Halsey were ignored altogether, per USA Today . Ten-time winner Taylor Swift nabbed three nods but was snubbed for record of the year and album of the year in what the Los Angeles Times describes as...

Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' Hit With Plagiarism Claim

Songwriting brothers say they're responsible for key line

(Newser) - There's a battle raging over Lizzo's anthem "Truth Hurts"—the second longest-running No. 1 hit tied to a female rapper, with six weeks atop the Billboard's Hot 100 chart, per Forbes . As the New York Times reports, two songwriting brothers lay claim to a signature...

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