Large Grrrl Dancers Share Assist for Lizzo on Instagram: ‘We Are So Honored to Share the Stage’

A few of Lizzo’s backup dancers need her to know simply how “particular” of a time they’d on The Particular Tour. 

Amid the lawsuit filed in opposition to the rapper and pop singer, 35, by a number of of her former dancers alleging sexual, racial and non secular harassment and poor working situations, a number of different members of her dance crew have shared a press release of help. 

Lizzo’s Large Grrrl and Large Boiii dancers shared optimistic phrases directed in direction of her on their official Instagram on Thursday. In a prolonged assertion, they wrote about how they’d “the time of [their] lives” on The Particular Tour and mentioned they “have been so honored to share the stage with such superb expertise.”

“This tour expertise has been past simply #Particular!” the assertion mentioned. “The dedication to character and tradition taking priority over each motion and second has been one of many Biggest classes and Blessings that we may probably ask for.”

The Instagram submit, which additionally included a carousel of onstage and behind-the-scenes photographs and pictures from the tour, additionally immediately addresses the “About Rattling Time” performer. “THANK YOU to Lizzo for shattering limitations and kicking within the doorway for the Large Grrrl & Large Boiii Dancers to do what we love! You’ve created a platform the place we’ve got been in a position to parallel our Ardour with a goal! Not just for Us, however for Girls and All individuals breaking Limitations,” they wrote.

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The assertion continued, “We’ve been touring and exploring new horizons of the world. So many benefits to prevailing over hardships that society and the leisure and wonder business can carry… So Grateful that the requirements and existence of Magnificence in THIS Group goes past the floor! Our collective presents have authentically powered the kind of vitality, love and that help can physiologically assist heal the world. We’re a unit of unicorns, undeniably resilient and SPECIAL AF.”

The submit was signed “Love, the Large Grrrls & Large Boiiis,” and included a sequence of hearts “????❤️????????????????????????????????????” within the caption.

The assertion comes days after footage captured Beyoncé voicing her help for the rapper, whose actual title is Melissa Jefferson. Whereas performing “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” throughout her Renaissance World Tour, a now-viral clip captured Beyoncé shouting, “Lizzo! I really like you Lizzo!” into the mic.

The celebrity, 41, had beforehand omitted Lizzo’s title from part of the music wherein she names numerous iconic singers on Aug. 1 however named her once more on Monday. 

Lizzo, her manufacturing firm Large Grrrl Large Touring and dance captain, Shirlene Quigley, are within the midst of a lawsuit that was filed on Aug. 1 by three of her former dancers — Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis and Noelle Rodriguez. Williams and Davis have additionally since cited wrongful termination, with Rodriguez claiming she resigned from her function to protest their firings.

The day after the lawsuit was introduced, the “Reality Hurts” artist responded with a press release, calling the allegations “outrageous.”

A supply near Lizzo’s group additionally advised PEOPLE that she felt “blindsided” by the accusations. They mentioned, “She’s been constructing and constructing her life and profession, and getting achievement after achievement. It blindsided her and her group and is a wakeup name that every one of that may be immediately diminished by one thing like this, simply in a single day.”

Legal professional Ronald Zambrano, who represents the plaintiffs, spoke with PEOPLE in regards to the claims in opposition to the Grammy winner, saying his shoppers have been traumatized as much as the final day they have been employed by her in spring 2023. 

“The theme that I am listening to is that there is an exterior persona that Lizzo presents, inclusivity and are available as you’re, however in personal, it was very completely different,” Zambrano mentioned. “And that is what got here throughout to me in speaking to those younger women. Lizzo was very completely different privately.” 

The plaintiffs not too long ago spoke with PEOPLE, sustaining that what they filed in court docket was true.

“We have been handled poorly. No one did something about it after we tried to talk up and advocate for ourselves. So now we’re doing it,” Williams advised PEOPLE completely. “I do know that my thoughts feels loads clearer. There was quite a lot of anxiousness and quite a lot of emotions of being overwhelmed as soon as our swimsuit was made public. However as we speak, I really feel very proud to be pursuing this with these women.”

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