Lizzo He certainly looked like an icon as he accepted his first Moon Man during MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28. The “Truth Hurts” singer channeled Virgin in a black Jean Paul Gaultier dressed as a cone as she took the stage to accept the Video For Good honor for her song “About Damn Time.”
The singer, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, sent love to her fans during her speech, saying, “Your vote means everything to me. It means everything to make a change in this country. So remember when you’re voting for your favorite artist, vote to change some of these laws that oppress us.”
At the beginning of the show, Lizzo proved that she had the best backup ensemble by performing her latest single, “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)”. She was supported by dozens of digital versions of herself as she took to the stage in a sexy pink look, singing a snippet of “About Damn Time” before sailing into her new song. A rainbow of little Lizzos shuddered and shuddered behind the real star.
.@lizzo in the #VMA: “Your vote means everything to me. It means everything to make a change in this country. So remember when you’re voting for your favorite artist, vote to change some of these laws that oppress us.” pic.twitter.com/EKGb3nZIOn
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) August 29, 2022
Before taking the stage, the beauty made her entrance in a billowing navy blue dress, also from JPG. Sensual as ever, she slicked her hair back in a wet style and painted her pout a deep green. A lip ring for her, leaf earrings and sheer gloves completed the ensemble.
It was the perfect way to make an entrance before her VMA performance, but Lizzo wasn’t the only sensation to take the stage. Eminem Y snoop-dog teamed up for a performance of their hit “From the D 2 the LBC,” which connected the two concert artists on opposite shores.
Panic! at the disco made his first appearance at the VMAs since 2018. Demonstrating MTV’s range, the network rounded out the performances with Bad Bunny, J. Balvin, Maneskin, Marshmello Y khalid, jack harlow, Y kane brown – who was the first male country artist to perform solo at the VMAs.
The show itself was a group effort, hosted by LL Great JJackHarlow, and winner of the Video Vanguard Award Nicki Minaj. The 17-time VMA nominee took the night by storm with an electric medley of her greatest hits. The Red Hot Chili Peppers received the Global Icon award from Cheech and ChongBringing in the rockers from “Californication” return to the VMA stage for the first time in 2 decades.
This year, the top contenders at the VMAs were doja cat, jack harlowY Harry styles with eight nods each. Drake Kendrick Lamar Y lil nas X took second place with seven nods each while billie eilish he completed the group with six nominations.
The show begins on Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m. streaming on Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, and Sling TV.