Lizzo responds to the sexual harassment lawsuit brought on by three of her dancers. The singer calls them “false allegations” and “sensationalized stories.” The microphone Cardi B threw at a fan is being auctioned for charity. Taylor Swift announced new Era Tour dates in the U.S. and Canada for 2024. NewJeans’s EP ‘Get Up’ debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week and the ‘Barbie’ soundtrack lands at No. 2. And more!
Lizzo reacts to allegations. Cardi’s mic drop hits eBay and Taylor extends her tour. Lil Tjay stops by our studio. Post Malone talks fatherhood and puffy nipples. NewJeans makes some major moves on our charts. And we run down the top songs of the summer 2018.
I’m Tetris! Welcome back to Billboard News. It’s Thursday, August 3rd and we’ve got an update on some of this week’s top stories.
Lizzo is speaking up about those banana allegations, Cardi B’s mic is a piece of history and Taylor Swift is coming back to the US. Boy, do we have some updates for you!
After dancers are suing Lizzo for sexual harassment, alleging she fat-shamed them and had them bite bananas from sex workers’ vaginas, she’s finally speaking out. She posted “These are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous not to be addressed. These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional.”
But I’m trying to go to the show where you eat the banana out of the p*ssy. Which one is that?
That’s the Banana Bar.
That’s the Banana Bar? And they have a banana in the c**chie?
And ping pong balls.
And you have to go?
That’s what I want to do.
She continues to say, “I take my music and performances seriously because at the end of the day I only want to put out the best art that represents me and my fans… I know what it feels like to be body shamed on a daily basis and would absolutely never criticize or terminate an employee because of their weight.”
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