Beyoncé's Mom Denies Singer Shaded Lizzo With "Break My Soul" Snub at Renaissance Concert

Beyoncé's mom Tina Knowles shared her two cents after fans noticed that the singer did not give a shoutout to Lizzo during a performance of "Break My Soul" at a recent stop on her Renaissance Tour.

By Gabrielle Chung Aug 03, 2023 12:41 AMTags
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Tina Knowles just got into formation to debunk some rumors.

The 69-year-old spoke out amid speculation that her daughter Beyoncé snubbed Lizzo during a performance of "Break My Soul (Queen's Remix)" at the Aug. 1 stop on her Renaissance Tour. Instead of the name-dropping the "About Damn Time" singer as she has in the past, Bey repeated the name of Erykah Badu, who recently appeared to accuse the pop star of copying her style.

When a fan commented that the lyrical change was like "hitting 2 birds with 1 stone," suggesting that Beyoncé was throwing shade at both Lizzo and Erykah, Tina chimed in and rolled the partition up. "She also say her own sisters name," the matriarch wrote in an Instagram comment, as captured by The Neighborhood Talk. "yal should really stop."

Indeed, Beyoncé also skipped over mentioning Kelly Rowland, her Destiny's Child bandmate who Tina has often considered to be like a sister to Beyoncé and Solange. (In the original lyrics, the singer gives shoutouts to both Kelly and Solange, as well as Lizzo and Erykah.)

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Queen Bey's buzzy performance came after three of Lizzo's former dancers filed a lawsuit accusing her of creating a "hostile, abusive work environment." In a complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News on Aug. 1, Crystal WilliamsArianna Davis and Noelle Rodriguez allege they were subjected to a wide range of mistreatment while working with the "Truth Hurts" hitmaker, including sexual harassment, weight-shaming and disability discrimination.


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"The stunning nature of how Lizzo and her management team treated their performers seems to go against everything Lizzo stands for publicly," their attorney Ron Zambrano said in a statement, "while privately she weight-shames her dancers and demeans them in ways that are not only illegal but absolutely demoralizing."

Lizzo has not publicly addressed the allegations, though several more of her past collaborators have spoken out since the lawsuit filing. In an Instagram Story post, filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison alleged that she was "treated with such disrespect" by Lizzo that she ended up quitting her role as the director in the 2022 documentary Love, Lizzo after two weeks. 

Meanwhile, dancer Courtney Hollinquest, who is not part of the lawsuit, wrote on her own Instagram Story that the allegations raised against Lizzo were "very much my experience in my time there."

E! News has reached out to Lizzo's rep for comment on the lawsuit and to Beyoncé's rep for comment on the concert but hasn't heard back.

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