The “Truth Hurts” singer made the announcement via her Twitter account, where she confirmed that events promoter organization Live Nation would match her donation, bringing the total amount to $1 million.
“I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match — to make it 1 MILLION dollars,” she shared.
I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match— to make it 1 MILLION dollars
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) June 24, 2022
“Lizzo please send the money directly to abortion funds!!! It would be greatly appreciated,” one fan replied.
“We are going to give proceeds to @AbortionFunds as well! Thank you!” Lizzo responded.
The “About Damn Time” artist has been getting increasingly political in recent months. In March, Lizzo slammed a Texas abortion ban, plus voiced her support for gender transition surgeries for trans people, according to The Daily Wire.
“I’m proud to rep Houston, but I’m not proud to rep Texas politics right now,” the Grammy Award winner told a cheering crowd. “Mind your business.”
“The abortion ban is atrocious,” Lizzo continued. “Mind your business. Stay out of my body. This is not political.” She also claimed conservative politicians were “all up in her uterus.”
Lizzo also shared her stance on children who identify as trans getting surgeries. “They’re taking away the right for young children to have a chance to live authentically as themselves,” Lizzo said. “It’s a violation of human rights. Trans rights are human rights.”
“We got a lot of other things that we need,” she continued. “There are people in charge who can change things on a systemic level and they’re letting us down.”
Other performing artists have been weighing in on the overturning of Roe v. Wade as well. Over the weekend, rapper Kendrick Lamar donned a diamond-encrusted crown of thorns and drenched himself in fake blood while chanting that women should be able to get abortions.
“They judge you, they judge Christ. Godspeed for women’s rights,” Lamar said over and over as he left the stage at Glastonbury Festival this weekend.
Meanwhile, pop singer Pink said pro-life fans were no longer permitted to listen to her music. “Let’s be clear: if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay persons [sic] business or marriage, or that racism is okay — THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER F***ING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN. AND ALSO F*** RIGHT OFF. We good?” she tweeted on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Green Day artist Billie Joe Armstrong said he was renouncing his United States citizenship because of the Supreme Court decision.