Beyoncé Omits Lizzo’s Name in “Break My Soul (Queens Remix)” Performance Following Lawsuit
As seen in the clip below, the moment appears to have happened at Beyoncé’s Foxborough, Massachusetts show on Tuesday. That same day, as previously reported, Lizzo was accused of (among other things) weight-shaming and threatening dancers.
In the recorded version of the track, Beyoncé sings the following in the third verse:
“Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl'”
However, in footage that recently made the rounds, Lizzo’s name sounds like as it’s been omitted from the live vocals. Instead, Beyoncé is heard repeating Erykah Badu:
“Badu, Badu, Badu, Badu”
Some fans have taken this to be Beyoncé’s way of responding to the Lizzo controversy, even going so far as to imagine what Lizzo’s own reactions to seeing this clip would be. However, others have noted the additional omission of Beyoncé’s fellow Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland in this instance, arguing that this lyrical alteration could instead be a reference to recent remarks made by Badu.