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Summerfest launch investigation after Lizzo accuses security of attacking her team

28 June 2019, 15:54 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Summerfest in Milwaukee is conducting an investigation after Lizzo claims her team was attacked by security.

After her set last night (27 June), Lizzo wrote on Twitter, "DID ANYBODY GET FOOTAGE OF THE SECURITY GUARD THAT TACKLED AND ATTACKED MY TEAM SUMMERFEST ?! THEY SLAPPED AND MANHANDLED MY HAIR STYLIST AND STYLIST AND IM OUT FOR BLOOD."

Later, she added, "Racism and bigotry don’t care if you’re a headliner. Thank you summerfest. We will be filing a complaint against that bigoted "security" guard and I hope you’ll be cooperative in seeking justice."

Updating her fans, Lizzo revealed that Summerfest has since launched an investigation.

Responding to the situation, Summerfest wrote on Twitter, "Lizzo gave an incredible performance which she now feels is tarnished by events which occurred during the performance. We do not tolerate racism in any form. We will conduct a thorough investigation...We have an experienced crowd management staff who strive to protect performers & fans. While there may be challenges during a performance, we expect those challenges to be handled professionally & respectfully. If those standards were not met, we will take appropriate action."

Lizzo's album Cuz I Love You is out now. She plays London's Lovebox festival next month. Find out more.
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