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Grimes Voices Support for Lizzo Amid Controversy: "Loyalty Matters to Me"

Grimes Voices Support for Lizzo Amid Controversy: “Loyalty Matters to Me”

Canadian singer Grimes has publicly shown her support for Lizzo amidst the ongoing controversy involving the artist and a lawsuit filed by three of her former dancers. The dancers have alleged sexual and racial harassment, as well as a hostile work environment during their time with Lizzo.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, Grimes shared her sentiments, stating, “I love Lizzo. Not saying I don’t believe ppl when bad things happen, but I had dancers mistreated on my watch in ways I didn’t find out about until way later. Mebe sβ€” is bad.”

Grimes further elaborated on her stance, emphasizing the significance of loyalty, “But loyalty matters to me. Lizzo was kind to me and others for a decade before she was ‘cool,’ and she checked in [on] me when no one cared. I’ve only ever seen exemplary behavior from her, especially when everyone was hating on me and she was on top of the world.”

In response to those who speculated about her motivation, Grimes addressed her early connection with Lizzo, “Lizzo was nice to me before Elon when she blew up and I was still indie as f—. She was nice to me in like 2012 before anyone cared abt either of us. She checked in while I was cancelled a f while I was pregnant when most people abandoned me because they didn’t want the association.”

The lawsuit, filed on August 1 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, names Lizzo, her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc., and her dance team captain Shirlene Quigley. The plaintiffs allege various forms of mistreatment, including inappropriate touching and weight shaming.

Despite Lizzo‘s denial and refutation of the claims, Grimes’ support for the artist shines a light on the complexities of loyalty and empathy in the face of controversies within the entertainment industry.

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