Beyoncé Shouts Support for Embattled Lizzo Onstage in Atlanta: “I Love You, Lizzo!”

Just in case there was any doubt.

Beyonce and Lizzo
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We’re clearing things up left and right about Beyoncé today, like dispelling the rumor that the iconic performer demands her own personal toilet seat while on tour. Up next in the rumor debunking list? That Bey shaded Lizzo—who is currently embroiled in a lawsuit and controversy around the alleged treatment of her backup dancers—by omitting her name from one performance of “Break My Soul (Diva Remix),” which lists powerhouse female vocalists.

Beyonce performing on her Renaissance World Tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey

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It was during her show in Boston earlier this month that Beyoncé swapped the lyric “Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Row” in favor of repeating “Badu” four times, in honor of singer Erykah Badu. “Fans speculated that Beyoncé’s decision to omit Lizzo’s name from the lineup was a comment on the recent allegations against the Grammy winner,” Entertainment Tonight reports. Not so, said Beyoncé mother, Tina Knowles. “She also didn’t say her own sister's [Kelly Rowland] name,” she wrote in an Instagram comment. “Y’all should really stop.”


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In addition to her mother clearing it up, Beyoncé took care of the dispelling herself onstage in Atlanta last night, not only reinserting Lizzo’s name into the song, but also shouting “Lizzo! I love you, Lizzo!” The moment was captured on multiple fan videos from the show.

Beyonce performing in a silver bodysuit

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And while we’re at it, Beyoncé not only loves Lizzo, but has no problems with Taylor Swift either, who herself is on a highly successful tour at the moment (The Eras Tour—you may have heard of it?). The two women’s tours are without question the tickets of the summer, so, naturally, the world has to pit two successful women against each other. Per Just Jared, Tina Knowles shut that rumor down as well, saying “they both should be celebrated” and that they were “absolutely” amazing. Agreed.

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