Lizzo is enchanting in a floaty iridescent dress at the 2022 MTV VMAs

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Lizzo brings her A-game to the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.

The singer arrived on the red carpet wearing a puffy navy dress. The dramatic piece, taken straight from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring Summer 2022 couture collection, features an off-the-shoulder neckline and cascades of iridescent fabric engulfing its silhouette. She accessorized with matching sheer opera gloves and gold jewelry, which included several earrings as well as a cuff adorning her green-tinted lips.

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Tonight, Lizzo is up for five awards in Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop, Video for Good and Song of the Summer. She is also among tonight’s performers; others include Bad Bunny, Jack Harlow, Blackpink and Nicki Minaj.

Lizzo previously opened up about the significance of her nominated single, “About Damn Time,” in an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1.

“‘About Damn Time’ can lead to so many conversations,” she said, per entertainment tonight. “It’s about time I felt better, it’s about time we got out of this pandemic. It’s about time we had the first black female justice on the Supreme Court. There’s so much going on. It’s about time we’re blowing the champagne. fuckin’ time the tequila gets here.”

She also spoke to United Kingdom about his desire to create festive and uplifting music amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I had to remind myself that when we come out of lockdown, people will come out of depression. And the end of lockdown doesn’t mean the end of their mental health issues. So I wanted to make music that people can use as soundtrack to survive,” she told the magazine. “All of these amazing songs give people the language to express themselves and have an outlet after everything they’ve been through.”