MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019: Watch Lizzo’s Performance


Lizzo brought her “Juice” to the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as viewers witnessed in the telecast of the star-studded event on Monday, June 17.

As Jada Pinkett Smith and Melissa McCarthy danced in the audience, Lizzo performed a high-energy rendition of her hit “Juice” with an arrangement that sampled the “Joyful, Joyful” number by Lauryn Hill from Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

“MAAAAANNNNN @lizzo jus KILLED it on the #MTVMovieAwards shoutout to whoever came up with that arrangement mixing Joyful Joyful from Sister Act 2 with Juice!!!” one fan tweeted.

Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 15, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV

“First time performing on [an] award show bitch,” the singer tweeted on Monday, posting footage from her rousing performance.

She also replied to a Twitter user who admitted (with “no disrespect”) to not knowing who Lizzo is. “Now u know!” Lizzo wrote back.

Earlier in the night, the 31-year-old walked the red carpet in a feathery, lime-green dress, pairing the eye-catching fashion with white sneakers adorned with gold chains.

Lizzo attends the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 15, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV

Lizzo is riding high on the success of ‘Cuz I Love You, her major-label debut, which has won glowing reviews from critics, especially for its emotional honesty. “The record is purposefully compact, genre-blending, unifying, reaffirming, devoid of corniness, with just two well-selected features that heighten but do not overshadow her performance,” Consequence of Sound’s review raved. “If other artists are clever, they’ll take note: Lizzo has just set the standard for how to make a perfect pop record.”

“These songs are soaked into those actual scenarios,” the Detroit native told Rolling Stone in April. “I’m jumping straight into a scenario [now] on certain songs where I’m literally sitting in a car with someone crying and I’m like, ‘Pull this car over, I need to get this off my chest,’” she said. “Or when I’m literally sending a text to a f–kboy [saying], ‘Take yo’ ass home. Stop texting me.’ There’s literal specifics here. You’re in the scene of a movie: my movie, my life.”

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