Publish date:

Lizzo says her entourage was attacked by 'bigoted' guard at Wisconsin festival

The hip-hop star was performing in Milwaukee.
Author:

Hip-hop star Lizzo says members of her crew were subjected to an assault by a "bigoted" security guard at a festival in Wisconsin Thursday night.

The Minneapolis artist was performing at Summerfest in Wisconsin, but says the experience was tainted by an incident involving some of the event's security staff.

But as she explained on Twitter, while she was on stage, a security guard "slapped and manhandled my hair stylist and stylist" after tackling them to the ground in what she says was a bigoted and racist incident.

In response, SummerFest issued the following statement: "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 and 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 initially uploaded video of the guard alleged to have carried out the assault, but has since deleted the tweet.

The "Juice" singer is now headed to the U.K., where she will be performing at the legendary Glastonbury Festival.

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins saves the day again to get Vikings to .500

Cousins' overtime toss to K.J. Osborn earned a 34-28 victory.

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Related

Time's 'Best 10 Songs of 2018' includes Minnesota's Lizzo

The hip hop star joined the likes of Childish Gambino and Ariana Grande on the list.

Screen Shot 2019-12-11 at 7.04.07 AM

Lizzo is named Time's 'Entertainer of the Year'

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was named 'Person of the Year.'

Screen Shot 2019-06-12 at 12.46.48 PM

Lizzo leads the pack with 8 Grammy nominations

The Minneapolis-based artist has been everywhere in 2019.

Screen Shot 2020-01-26 at 10.53.27 PM

Lizzo emerges as one of the big winners at the Grammy Awards

The Twin Cities-based singer walked away with 3 awards.

Lizzo gets America talking with new song, retro video

The Minneapolis-based star's new video quickly went viral.

Lizzo: Moving to Minneapolis 'one of best decisions I've made'

The rising star has been named one of Rolling Stone's '10 Artists You Need to Know.'

Eaux Claires Festival canceled for 2019, back in 2020

The popular event in Wisconsin attracts many music fans from across the border.