Lizzo is set to receive the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award from the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) in 2023. This award recognizes her philanthropic efforts and commitment to social justice.
Throughout her career, Lizzo has donated over half a million dollars to various programs and organizations. These include Planned Parenthood, Juneteenth organizations, the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Black Girls Smile, Sphinx Music, University of Houston, Save Our Sisters United, and Community Change. She has also established the Sasha Be Flooting Music Scholarship valued at $50,000. Lizzo’s dedication to giving back extends to her website, Lizzolovesyou.com, where visitors have access to information, action items, and ways to donate in support of marginalized communities and causes. Additionally, through her Sasha Be Flooting Music Scholarship, she has made significant contributions to her alma mater, the University of Houston.
Lizzo’s Legal Battle
Despite her good deeds, Lizzo has faced recent backlash after some of her ex-dancers filed a lawsuit against her. Last month, Lizzo’s attorney, Marty Singer, issued a statement to sources, stating that Lizzo plans to countersue her backup dancers. Newly surfaced photos of her accusers “happily carousing” and “gleefully reveling” backstage with nude performers in Paris are expected to support her case. In the lawsuit filed by three former dancers, Lizzo faces accusations of pressuring Davis into touching a nude performer at an Amsterdam club in February 2023. However, Singer argues that the Paris photos, taken a month after the Amsterdam incident, contradict the claim that the dancers were forced to attend the topless show.
These developments are part of an ongoing legal battle, and the situation continues to evolve.