Rapper and singer Lizzo has accused a Summerfest security guard of attacking her team in a racially bigoted incident, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The rapper and singer tweeted about her “best show ever” at the Milwaukee festival, and then added how the experience was ruined by the attack.
In a since-deleted tweet that included footage of the alleged attack, the “Juice” singer said, “THIS RACIST BIGOT PUT HIS HANDS ON MY PEOPLE AND USED HURTFUL LANGUAGE WHILE TACKLING AND DRAGGING MY TEAM OFF THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS.” The video appeared to show a small gathering of security personnel crowded near a police car. In the deleted video, Lizzo can be heard asking for the name of the man “in the orange jacket,” but the man stays quiet.
further explained via Twitter what the security guard did:
According to more recent tweets from the artist, Summerfest is now investigating the incident, but Lizzo has urged anyone with possible footage of the events to help with the investigation.
After Lizzo’s emotional social media outrage, Summerfest issued a formal response stating their lack of tolerance for racism and their intent to investigate the matter.
Watch Lizzo’s 2016 Daytrotter Session below.