If you somehow have lived under a rock and missed the rise of Lizzo, then the VMAs is your chance to play catch up.

As a multi-hyphenate rapper and singer who is unabashedly proud of her size and style, Lizzo represents well for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

To give voice to her pro-woman, pro-black stance, Lizzo played her hits “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell” as a giant inflatable ass stood behind her. Because if you don’t accept Lizzo for who she is you can kiss her big ole ass.

No one said Lizzo was a queen of subtlety here.

If you caught Lizzo’s BET performance and was expecting a repeat of the flute stunt, then you’d better think again. Lizzo isn’t trying to give you lazy predictability.

I will say, however, that I was disappointed she didn’t bring out Missy for their song “Tempo.” Given that she’s the Video Vanguard honoree this year, it would’ve been easy for her to pop up on stage. But hey, Lizzo by herself is still a refreshing tall glass of water.

Watch Lizzo throw down with the best with her stunning, wig-snatching VMAs performance above!

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