Lizzo states that ‘racist bigot’ security guard at Summerfest slapped members of her team

Summerfest will be conducting a formal investigation

Lizzo has released a statement about a reported racist attack on her stylists from a security guart at Summerfest, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
 


She performed at the festival on Thursday night, when she tweeted about the incident, explaining that a member of their security “slapped and manhandled [her] hair stylist and stylist,” before releasing a video of the guard backstage. She then claims that the guard “tackled [the stylists] to the ground and manhandled them and slapped them.” The video, which has since been deleted, reportedly sees Lizzo calling the security guard a “racist bigot.”

“Lizzo gave an incredible performance which she now feels is tarnished by events which occurred during the performance,” Summerfest explained in a statement. “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.”

Check out Lizzo and Summerfest’s tweets about the event below.