Annual Milwaukee festival Summerfest kicked off this week, and among its headliners was Lizzo, who took the stage on Thursday (6/27). While she called her set "the best show ever," she also said it was overshadowed by an incident involving festival guards, who she says attacked her personal stylists in an aggressive manner.

Lizzo first spoke out about the incident early Friday morning in a tweet where she said the security guards "slapped and manhandled" her stylists, adding she is "out for blood" following the attack.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Lizzo provided a follow-up tweet where she shared a video of the attack (which she filmed), and called the attacker a "racist bigot" who used "hurtful language." The tweet has since been deleted; "this racist bigot put his hands on my people and used hurtful language while tackling and dragging my team off the festival grounds," it read. None of her subsequent posts mentioned any racist language from the guards, but she addressed the general subject in a tweet on Friday morning, that reads, "friendly reminder that you don’t have to say the ‘n word’ to be racist. That’s not the sole requirement. Asking people to prove racism is another tool the oppressor uses to marginalize and discredit us."

In another tweet, Lizzo says she couldn't enjoy her successful time onstage due to the attack. "I can’t even celebrate cuz RACISM don’t matter if you a headliner," she wrote

Lizzo was later contacted by Summerfest, who are conducting an official investigation into the incident.

The festival also put out an official statement on Twitter, saying that Lizzo "gave an incredible performance which she now feels is tarnished by events which occurred during the performance." They added, "We do not tolerate racism in any form" and promised to take "appropriate action."

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, who is also a headliner at Summerfest this year, chimed in on Twitter following the news, demanding the festival "make a public apology and make a public example of this asshole."

Summerfest continues this week, with upcoming headliners Lil Wayne/Snoop Dogg/Schoolboy Q, The Killers, Willie Nelson, Billie Eilish, and more.

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