Lizzo claims laws in the United States are ‘oppressing us’

The singer, 34, was a major winner as she earned video for good for her hit About Damn Time. 

Lizzo appeared to make a political statement at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night as she used her winners speech to claim that laws in the United States were ‘oppressing us.’

'Your vote means everything': Lizzo appeared to make a political statement at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night as she used her winners speech to claim that laws in the United States were 'oppressing us'

‘Your vote means everything’: Lizzo appeared to make a political statement at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night as she used her winners speech to claim that laws in the United States were ‘oppressing us’

She admitted to not knowing what the award title ‘music video for good’ meant and instead spoke about how power a single vote can be, while calling on her fans to vote and change the laws.

‘So remember, when you’re voting for your favorite artist, vote to change some of these laws that are oppressing us.’

The Minnesota native – born Melissa Viviane Jefferson – said: ‘B****! Thank you so much, thank you to Christian [Breslauer], who directed the video, Kenny. I don’t know what Music Video for Good means, but I do know what your vote means, and that’s a f***ing lot. Your vote means everything to me, it means everything to making a change in this country.

Speech: She admitted to not knowing what the award title 'music video for good' meant and instead spoke about how power a single vote can be, while calling on her fans to vote and change the laws

Speech: She admitted to not knowing what the award title ‘music video for good’ meant and instead spoke about how power a single vote can be, while calling on her fans to vote and change the laws

Lizzo went on to address her critics as she defiantly said: ‘And now, to the b****es that got something to say about me in this dress — You know what? I’m not going to say nothing. They be like ‘Lizzo, why don’t you clap back? Why don’t you clap back?’ Because b**** this is winning ho!’ 

Twitter users were quick to point out that Lizzo did not name any specific oppressive laws because there weren’t any and criticised the speech as they claimed she’s ‘far from oppressed.’

Called out: Twitter users were quick to point out that Lizzo did not name any specific oppressive laws because there weren’t any and criticised the speech as they claimed she's 'far from oppressed.'

Called out: Twitter users were quick to point out that Lizzo did not name any specific oppressive laws because there weren’t any and criticised the speech as they claimed she’s ‘far from oppressed.’

Another penned: ‘So oppressed she’s a multimillionaire and famous. Try traveling to some other countries around the world if you want to know what oppression really is. These speeches out of Hollywood are always some of the worst.’

One wrote: ‘Lizzo has a net worth of 12 million dollars and is a media darling, whose immense girth keeps getting worshiped undoubtedly leading to kids everywhere living unhealthy lifestyles. Lizzo is not oppressed and is in fact actively causing harm.’

Beaming: The singer, 34, was a major winner as she earned video for good for her hit About Damn Time

Beaming: The singer, 34, was a major winner as she earned video for good for her hit About Damn Time

 ‘Nothing screams oppression like than being given an idol made out of precious metals and lauded in front of millions. It’s a hard-knock life,’ a third quipped. 

Lizzo arrived in a statement making dark blue dress. She was wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture.

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards brought together the biggest names in the music industry on Sunday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey

She then slipped into a black gown with mesh panels to take to the stage and accept her award. 

The singer stunned in the voluminous gown, which she wore with black lipstick and slicked back tresses for a dramatic entrance. 

Eye-catching: Lizzo arrived in a statement making dark blue dress. She is wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture

 Eye-catching: Lizzo arrived in a statement making dark blue dress. She is wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture

Lizzo beat out Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”, Latto – “P*ssy”. Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”, and Stromae – ”Fils de joie”.

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