Lizzo Accepts Humanitarian Award At Gala Amid New Lawsuit


Lizzo finished her Thursday night by taking residence the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the Black Music Action Coalition Gala.

News that Lizzo was the guest of honor damaged previously this month. Then, hrs prior to the occasion, a designer called Asha Daniels submitted a new lawsuit versus the vocalist. It was uncertain if Lizzo intended to approve the award at the event amid the damaging information.

However, her speaker Stefan Friedman knocked the new fit in a declaration to TMZ on Thursday. Friedman implicated the complainant’s lawyer of “ambulance-chasing” as well as declaring “a bogus, absurd publicity stunt lawsuit.” 

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However, per Variety as well as images of the occasion, Lizzo existed as well as provided a speech while approving the honor. But, she supposedly did not stroll the rug as well as picked to being in the target market.

Lizzo talks onstage at the 2023 Black Music Action Coalition Gala at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety by means of Getty Images)


A video clip mosaic at the occasion supposedly showcased Lizzo’s humanitarian job, specifically for LGBTQ+ campaigning for. When she took the phase for the award, a few of her ‘Big Grrl’ professional dancers from the “The Special Tour” joined her.

“Black Music Coalition, y’all really are about that action. Thank you so much for this, because I needed this right now,”Lizzo stated, per Variety. “God’s timing is always on time! I didn’t write a speech because I don’t know what to say in times like these.”

According to the amusement electrical outlet, Lizzo additionally mentioned her “humanitarian and activist initiatives.” She additionally mentioned doing the “right thing” when no one’s seeing as well as remaining to be herself.

“And I’m going to continue to be who I am, no matter who’s watching. I’m going to continue to shine a light on th people who are helping people, because they deserve it. I’m going to continue to amplify the voices of marginalized people because I have a microphone and I know how to use it.”

Lizzo Faces Lawsuit For Her Wardrobe Manager’s Alleged Behavior

As discussed, designer Daniels is taking legal action against Lizzo, yet the claims in the documents supposedly mention her closet supervisor, Amanda Nomura, as the assailant.

Daniels’ lawsuit follows 3 previous professional dancers sued her in August. They declare unwanted sexual advances as well as weight-shaming. Her manufacturing business, Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc., as well as dancing captain Shirlene Quigley are additionally offenders. Lizzo has actually rejected those complaints.

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Meanwhile, in Daniels’ lawsuit, she asserts Amanda made use of “stereotypical impressions” of Balck ladies as well as explained professional dancers as “fat” as well as “useless.” Daniels additionally affirms the supervisor compelled professional dancers to alter their clothing before a “mostly white, male stage crew” as they gazed.

NBC News reports that Daniels shed work after grumbling around Amanda’s affirmed actions. Her lawyer, Ron Zambrano, additionally stands for the previous professional dancers taking legal action against Lizzo. He described that the “About Damn Time” vocalist is being taken legal action against due to the fact that she is “the boss, so the buck stops with her.”

But as discussed, Lizzo’s speaker Friedman stated the lawsuit intended to lower the vocalist’s award honor. Friedman included that Daniels has actually never ever fulfilled the musician.

“As Lizzo receives a Humanitarian Award tonight from the Black Music Action Coalition for the incredible charitable work she has done to lift up all people, an ambulance-chasing lawyer tries to sully this honor by recruiting someone to file a bogus, absurd publicity-stunt lawsuit who, wait for it, never actually met or even spoke with Lizzo. We will pay this as much attention as it deserves. None.”

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