Lizzo stole the show on Sunday night’s broadcast of the BET Awards 2019 with her performance of “Truth Hurts” that even got Rihanna on her feet and cheering.
The performance opened with Lizzo and her wedding dress-clad dancers working their stuff atop a gigantic wedding cake right. She quickly brought the crowd to their feet with her energetic choreography and strong vocals. The singer-rapper then made her way down to the center of the stage, busting out her flute for a fierce solo while twerking.
For a brief few seconds during the performance, the camera cuts to Rihanna clapping enthusiastically in the audience, which sent social media into a frenzy:
— Nicole Perez (@nicole_perez1) June 24, 2019
Lizzo, too, noticed Riri’s support and tweeted about it herself. “That’s it… that’s the tweet ??♀️,” she wrote, alongside an image of Rihanna pointing at her during the performance
That’s it… that’s the tweet ??♀️ pic.twitter.com/ZgbPMcXwJw
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) June 24, 2019
Lizzo previously paid tribute to Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit during her rendition of “Juice” at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards. In April, Lizzo made her major label debut with Cuz I Love You, which includes “Juice” as well as the Missy Elliot-assisted track “Tempo.”
Check out her lively BET performance below:
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