Dua Lipa has defended going to a strip club with Lizzo amid the “Juice” singer being sued by her former dancers.
In January 2020, the 2 pop stars visited a strip club collectively with fellow hitmakers Lil Nas X and Rosalía. The quartet had all been in attendance on the Grammy Awards earlier that night time, with Lizzo, 35, sharing a clip of Lipa, 28, dancing, throwing cash and inserting greenback payments inside a dancer’s underwear.
On the time, the singer’s confronted criticism, with some suggesting it wasn’t “feminist” of them to attend. Lipa defended herself quickly after, saying that she “believes in supporting ladies in all fields of labor”.
In a brand new interview, printed following the information that Lizzo is being sued by former members of her dance troupe over a lot of allegations, together with sexual harassment and weight shaming, Lipa was requested in regards to the incident once more.
“Clearly, I’m in opposition to any form of exploitation,” Lipa instructed Vogue France.
“However I additionally see this limitless criticism of ladies’s selections. It’s like navigating a minefield from the very starting. We’re slutshamed for every little thing and something.”
She continued: “Does anybody consider folks’s personal experiences earlier than attacking them? So, for me, it’s actually essential to respect ladies’s selections, no matter they’re.”
One of many allegations made in opposition to Lizzo is that she claimed to have pressured one in every of her dancers, Arianna Davis, into touching a nude performer at an Amsterdam strip club earlier this 12 months.
The dancers declare that “Lizzo started inviting solid members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and consuming bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas”.
It is usually alleged that Lizzo arrange a humiliating 12-hour re-audition for her dancers, and fostered a hostile work atmosphere.
Lizzo has denied the allegations, “calling them gut-wrenchingly tough and overwhelmingly disappointing”.
Earlier this week, her lawyer claimed that Lizzo intends to counter-sue her former back-up dancers for “malicious prosecution” following their present lawsuit lodged in opposition to her.
The lawyer instructed The Impartial that the preliminary lawsuit in opposition to Lizzo was a “sham”.