Lizzo’s first live performance since sexual harassment lawsuit canceled ‘as a result of extreme circumstances outdoors of manufacturing management’

The 2023 Made In America pageant, which Lizzo was set to co-headline alongside SZA, has been canceled per week after she was hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit.

“Attributable to extreme circumstances outdoors of manufacturing management, the 2023 Made In America pageant will not be going down,” organizers tweeted Tuesday.

“This resolution has been tough and has not been made calmly nor with out immense deliberation.”

Organizers mentioned the pageant, which was slated to happen on Sept. 2 and Sept. 3 in Philadelphia, “has a legacy of delivering distinctive experiences for music followers and live performance goers, and it’s our dedication to all the time ship a top-tier pageant expertise.”

All ticket holders “will likely be refunded at authentic level of buy” and the annual occasion is anticipated to return to Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 2024.


“Attributable to extreme circumstances outdoors of manufacturing management, the 2023 Made In America pageant will not be going down,” organizers for the Made In America pageant tweeted Tuesday.
MIAFestival/twitter

Lizzo performing.
Lizzo had been set to co-headline the Labor Day weekend occasion with SZA.
Alamy Reside Information.

Made In America has been run by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation since 2012. The one different time the occasion has been canceled was in 2020 in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.

SZA and Lizzo had been set to headline the music pageant with accompanying performances from Latto, Coco Jones, Ice Spice, Miguel, Tems, Metro Boomin, Coi Lera, Lil Yachty, Doechii, Lola Brooke and extra.

There was no point out of the “Juice” singer’s ongoing authorized drama of their assertion.


Lizzo.
Final week, the “Juice” singer was hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit from three of her former dancers.
Lizzo / Instagram

Final week, the Grammy winner — born Melissa Jefferson — was hit with a lawsuit from three of her former backup dancers — Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez — for allegedly subjecting them to weight-shaming, sexually denigrating conduct and pressuring them to take part in disturbing intercourse reveals.

Within the go well with obtained by Web page Six on the time, the dancers alleged the “Fact Hurts” singer, 35, invited them out to the Purple Gentle District of Amsterdam throughout a live performance journey in February 2023.

The plaintiffs claimed within the docs that “issues shortly acquired out of hand” after “Lizzo started inviting solid members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and consuming bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas.”


Lizzo in a bikini.
Lizzo denied the allegations final Thursday.
Instagram/@lizzobeeating

Per the lawsuit, Lizzo allegedly “pressured” and “goaded” Davis into touching the breasts of one of many nude performers.

The ladies are suing the pop star, Huge Grrrl Huge Touring and the singer’s dance captain, Shirlene Quigley, for basic and particular damages, in addition to punitive damages and attorneys’ charges.


For extra Web page Six you like …


Lizzo, nonetheless, hit again towards the allegations, saying in a written assertion final Thursday that her “work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned.”

“My character has been criticized,” the musician added. “Normally I select not to answer false allegations however these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.”


Lizzo sitting in the car.
The Grammy winner mentioned her “work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned.”
Instagram/@lizzobeeating

Lizzo mentioned the “sensationalized” claims got here from former staff who “already publicly admitted” that their conduct whereas touring together with her had been “inappropriate and unprofessional.”

The “About Rattling Time” singer mentioned that although she is “very open with my sexuality and expressing myself,” she can not permit individuals to make use of that to make her out to “be one thing I’m not.”

“I’m damage however I can’t let the nice work I’ve finished on the earth be overshadowed by this,” she concluded. “I need to thank everybody who has reached out in help to raise me up throughout this tough time.”


Lizzo singing.
The musician additionally mentioned that the “sensationalized” claims got here from ex-employees who “already publicly admitted” that their conduct whereas touring together with her had been “inappropriate and unprofessional.”
Anthony Behar/Sipa USA

Davis, Williams and Rodriguez weren’t happy with their former boss’ “dismissive” remark.

“Lizzo has failed her personal model and has let down her followers,” they mentioned in an announcement to Web page Six Thursday through their legal professional, Ron Zambrano.

“Whereas Lizzo notes it was by no means her intention ‘to make anybody really feel uncomfortable,’ that’s precisely what she did to the purpose of demoralizing her dancers and flagrantly violating the legislation.”