Lizzo Claims “Bigoted” Security Guard Slapped and Manhandled Her Team
On Friday (June 28), just one day after the talented artist took the stage at the annual festival, Lizzo used her social media accounts to call out one festival security guard, whom she calls bigoted, for allegedly attacking her team.
"DID ANYBODY GET FOOTAGE OF THE SECURITY GUARD THAT TACKLED AND ATTACKED MY TEAM @SUMMERFEST ?!" Lizzo tweeted on Thursday night, following her set. "THEY SLAPPED AND MANHANDLED MY HAIR STYLIST AND STYLIST AND IM OUT FOR BLOOD. FUCK! That was the best show ever but I feel like I can’t even celebrate cuz RACISM don’t matter if you a headliner…. SMH @Summerfest please send footage.”
Lizzo continued with another tweet, making it clear that she is not placing the blame on the concert organizers but that she does expect them to handle the matter appropriately.
"Tonight was beautiful. You are beautiful. But the struggle ain’t over," Lizzo tweeted. "Racism and bigotry don’t care if you’re a headliner. Thank you @summerfest. We will be filing a complaint against that bigoted “security” guard and I hope you’ll be cooperative in seeking justice. xoxo"
Just hours later, Summerfest issued a response.
"Lizzo gave an incredible performance which she now feels is tarnished by events which occurred during the performance. We do not tolerate racism in any form. We will conduct a thorough investigation," a tweet from the festival's official Twitter account read. "We have an experienced crowd management staff who strive to protect performers & fans. While there may be challenges during a performance, we expect those challenges to be handled professionally & respectfully. If those standards were not met, we will take appropriate action."
You can view Lizzo's tweets and Summerfest's response for yourself below. XXL has reached out to
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