On Thursday, the “About Damn Time” singer received some positive recognition from her current “THE BIG GRRRLS” squad. The group released a statement on their Instagram account to thank her for giving them the opportunity of a lifetime.
“We have had the time of our lives on The Special Tour,” the statement began. “We have been so honored to share the stage with such amazing talent. This tour experience has been beyond just #Special! The commitment to character and culture taking precedence over every movement and moment has been one of the Greatest lessons and Blessings that we could possibly ask for.”
The statement continued, “THANK YOU to Lizzo for shattering limitations and kicking in the door way for the Big Grrrl & Big Boiii Dancers to do what we love!”
They shared that the 35-year-old has allowed them to be part of a movement that showcases the beauty and talents of people who don’t necessarily fit society’s beauty standards.
“You have created a platform where we have been able to parallel our Passion with a purpose! Not only for Us, but for Women and All people breaking Barriers. We’ve been traveling and exploring new horizons of the world,” their statement continued. “So many advantages to prevailing over hardships that society and the entertainment and beauty industry can bring… So Grateful that the standards and existence of Beauty in THIS Team goes beyond the surface!”
The dance crew ended the statement by saying they are truly a team that distributes a level of enthusiasm that empowers others.
“Our collective gifts have authentically powered the type of energy, love and that support can physiologically help heal the world,” their statement concluded. “We are a unit of unicorns, undeniably resilient and SPECIAL AF.”
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As Blavity previously reported, three former “Big Grrrls” — Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez — filed a lawsuit against the flutist for a slew of allegations, including sexual harassment and hostile work environment.
“Plaintiffs were aghast with how little regard Lizzo showed for the bodily autonomy of her employees and those around her, especially in the presence of many people whom she employed,” the complaint stated, per Variety.
In addition, Oscar nominee Sophia Nahli Allison tweeted, “Sharing this because validating other Black women’s experiences is deeply important to me,” and wrote about a negative experience where she felt “gaslit” during her brief time working with the “Rumors” artist.
Days later, Lizzo released a statement on Instagram in response to the accusations on her social media platforms, denying the former employees’ allegations.
“These last few days have been gut wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing. My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized,” the post began. “Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.”
She continued, “These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional.”