Lizzo claims US laws “oppress” us as she makes a political statement at the MTV Awards

Lizzo appeared to make a political statement at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night when she used her winning speech to claim that laws in the United States “oppress us.”

The 34-year-old singer was a big winner when she earned a video forever for her hit song About Damn Time.

Admitting she doesn’t know what the Music Video for Good award title means, she instead spoke about how much power a single vote can have, while urging her fans to vote and change the laws.

'Your vote means everything': Lizzo appeared to make a political statement at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night when she used her winning speech to claim that laws in the United States

‘Your vote means everything’: Lizzo appeared to make a political statement at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night when she used her winning speech to claim that laws in the United States “oppress us.”

The Minnesota native – born Melissa Viviane Jefferson – said: “B****! Thank you, thank you Christian [Breslauer], who directed the video, Kenny. I don’t know what Music Video for Good means, but I know what your voice means, and that’s a hell of a lot. Your vote means everything to me, it means everything to make a difference in this country.

“So remember, when you vote for your favorite artist, you’re voting to change some of these laws that oppress us.”

Lizzo continued to address her critics as she defiantly said: “And now to the b****es that have something to say about me in that dress – you know what? I will not say anything. They say, “Lizzo, why don’t you clap back? Why don’t you clap back?’ ‘Cause b**** that’s winning ho!’

Speech: Admitting she didn't know what the Music Video for Good award title meant, she instead spoke about how much power a single vote can have, while urging her fans to vote and change the law

Speech: Admitting she didn’t know what the Music Video for Good award title meant, she instead spoke about how much power a single vote can have, while urging her fans to vote and change the law

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Exclaimed: Twitter users were quick to point out that Lizzo didn't name specific repression laws because there weren't any and slammed the speech as they claimed it was

Exclaimed: Twitter users were quick to point out that Lizzo didn’t name specific repression laws because there weren’t any and slammed the speech as they claimed it was “far from being repressed”.

Twitter users were quick to point out that Lizzo didn’t name specific repression laws because there weren’t any, and slammed the speech, claiming it was “far from being repressed.”

One wrote: “Lizzo has a net worth of $12 million and is a media darling whose immense girth continues to be adored, no doubt leading to unhealthy lifestyles for children everywhere.” Lizzo is not being suppressed and is actually actively doing damage.’

Another wrote: “So oppressed that she’s a multi-millionaire and famous. Try traveling to some other countries around the world if you want to know what oppression really is. These speeches from Hollywood are always among the worst.’

“Nothing calls for oppression more than receiving an idol made of precious metal and being praised before millions of people. It’s a tough life,” quipped a third.

Beaming: The 34-year-old singer was a big winner when she earned a video forever for her hit song About Damn Time

Beaming: The 34-year-old singer was a big winner when she earned a video forever for her hit song About Damn Time

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards brought together the biggest names in music on Sunday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Lizzo arrived in a statement navy blue dress. She wore haute couture by Jean Paul Gaultier.

The singer stunned in the voluminous gown, which she wore with black lipstick and her locks slicked back for a dramatic entrance.

Her wet look-do for the evening was created by celebrity hairstylist Shelby Swain, who used products from Matrix and tools from GHD to create the sleek look and revealed she was inspired by the singer’s ‘mesmerizing’ dress .

“During our meeting together, I was intrigued by the original concept of the dress. I wanted to do the dress with something sleek and timeless, yet edgy,” Shelby explained.

To achieve this “timeless yet quirky” finish, Shelby used the GHD Max Styler to pull the hair back while the Matrix Vavoom Extra Full Freezing Spray set the style while adding plenty of volume.

The GHD Helios Professional Hair Dryer added volume while the Matrix Overachiever Paste 3-in-1 Cream + Paste + Wax provided the wet look that graced the event’s red carpet.

Striking: Lizzo came in a striking dark blue dress. She wears Haute Couture by Jean Paul Gaultier

Striking: Lizzo came in a striking dark blue dress. She wears Haute Couture by Jean Paul Gaultier

Meanwhile, her bold makeup look was the work of beauty pro Alexx Mayo, who used Charlotte Tilbury products to perfect her dramatic red carpet cosmetics.

To prep Lizzo’s complexion for her long evening in front of the camera, Alexx used Charlotte Tilbury’s new Glow Toner, along with Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Magic Eye Rescue and Magic Cream.

For makeup, Alexx perfected the singer’s skin with newly launched Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer, as well as Beautiful Skin Foundation, Airbrushed Flawless Finish Powder and Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Bronzer, before applying Rock ‘N’ Kohl eyeliner in Bedroom Black on Lizzo’s lips for that fancy pout.

After her red carpet appearance, Lizzo then slipped into a mesh-paneled black dress to take to the stage to accept her award.

Lizzo beat Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”, Latto – “P*ssy”. Rina Sawayama – “This Hell” and Stromae – “Fils de joie”.

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