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Lizzo performs in front of giant inflatable buttocks at the VMAs

The popstar treated fans to renditions of her hits Truth Hurts and Good As Hell.

Lizzo ensured her Video Music Awards performance would be a memorable one by appearing in front of a giant pair of inflatable buttocks (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Lizzo ensured her Video Music Awards performance would be a memorable one by appearing in front of a giant pair of inflatable buttocks (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

By Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Lizzo ensured her Video Music Awards performance would be a memorable one by appearing in front of a giant pair of inflatable buttocks.

The popstar, who has enjoyed a stellar year following the release of her album Cuz I Love You in April, treated fans to two of her biggest hits on a night where she was nominated for four gongs.

She opened the medley with Truth Hurts, before finishing on Good As Hell. Both songs were performed against the backdrop of a giant inflatable bottom.

Inside a packed Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Lizzo, performing alongside a cast of dancers of different shapes and sizes, shed her overcoat to reveal a yellow one-piece beneath.

She took a break midway through the performance to send a message of body positivity.

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Lizzo was among the stars attending the MTV Video Music Awards (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The plus-sized star said: “It’s so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back.”

Earlier, Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, turned heads on the red carpet in a scarlet, floor-length sequined gown.

She wore her hair in a 1960s-style beehive and had a teardop diamond around her neck.

If the rest of the outfit was too subtle, Lizzo’s dress also had the word “siren” stamped all over it.

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