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Lizzo Reportedly Dropped From Super Bowl Halftime Show Consideration

Lizzo Reportedly Dropped From Super Bowl Halftime Show Consideration

08/16/2023 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

Lizzo’s name is no longer in the mix to perform at the 2024 Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show. As we previously reported, Lizzo is being sued by three former background dancers. The plaintiffs accuse the singer of sexual harassment and weight shaming.

Lizzo, 35, was originally considered to headline the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show, but amid pending lawsuits, she is no longer under consideration. As reported by the Daily Mail, "her team is facing a desperate struggle to salvage her career and reputation." The multiple allegations and accusations have forced the NFL to remove any association with the "Truth Hurts" singer.

A source reported to the Daily Mail, that it is becoming increasingly more difficult to develop a strategy to save her career. "Lizzo has raked in a massive amount of money but her minute is pretty much up it seems and no one knows if she will be able to recover from this," the source stated"

The source continues, "If she speaks out, her statements are shredded. If she stays quiet, she is called a coward. Either way, it does not appear at this moment that she can recover from this.

Since Lizzo's former back-up dancers Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis, and Noelle Rodriguez filed the suit, six more accusers have come forward about similar complaints including former creative director, Quinn Whitney Wilson and dancer, Courtney Hollinques.

Addressing the claims

The Special singer addressed the accusations in a statement. She began by stating how her "work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned."

The dancers addressed Lizzo's response stating how her response only added to their pre-existing hurt and disappointment. "This post felt like a punch, " they said in an interview with Good Morning America.

Williams expressed disappointment that Lizzo did not provide "acknowledgement of our feelings when her brand is to preach about women empowerment."

'I'm honestly mind blown at the hypocrisy just of everything that you stand for. You're contradicting right before our very eyes," she said.

Rodriguez added, "For the many women that have - because it's mainly women - that have come forward and said they felt the same, or have shared their stories with us because they don't want to publicly share it yet, it completely kind of invalidates all of our experience and our trauma and our pain."

The 2024 Super Bowl is currently scheduled for February 11 in Las Vegas.