Lizzo in her VMAs performance: “It’s so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back”

The singer performed a mash-up of “Truth Hurts”/”Good As Hell” alongside an inflatable booty.

August 26, 2019

Lizzo brought out a huge inflatable booty to the VMAs stage Monday night with her high-energy mash-up performance of "Truth Hurts," and "Good As Hell." Both tracks originally came out in 2016. In the middle of her performance, she paused to speak on the importance of body-positivity: "I'm tired of the bullshit...It's so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn't love you back. So I want to take the opportunity right now to just feel good as hell, because you deserve to feel good as hell!"

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The pop performer is up for two Moon Person awards tonight: Best New Artist, in which she's nominated alongside Rosalía, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, H.E.R., and Ava Max, and Push Artist Of The Year, alongside Bazzi, CNCO, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Lauv.

The 2019 VMAs are being held Monday evening at New Jersey's Prudential Center. Hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalo, the 36th annual award show has Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading the way with 10 nominations each, and Missy Elliott receiving the esteemed Video Vanguard Award. See the full list of winners here, and the best red carpet looks here.

Last Friday, Lizzo shared the a remix of her hit single "Truth Hurts" featuring DaBaby. On September 7, she will resume the second leg of her Cuz I Love You Too North American tour.


Lizzo in her VMAs performance: “It’s so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back”