The “Juice” singer performed on the December 21st episode, hosted by Eddie Murphy. First up, she sang her iconic hit “Truth Hurts,” decked out in a Dapper Dan x Gucci trench coat, lace-up boots, eye-catching jewelry, and glittery holiday makeup. With the help of her band members and backup dancers, she undoubtedly revved up the entire audience — not to mention all the people watching at home.
Later in the show, the stage was adorned with snowy trees and hills, making it look like a scene right out of The Nutcracker — the perfect backdrop for Lizzo’s festive rendition of “Good As Hell.” Gone was the trench coat with the plunging neckline; instead, the singer donned a cinched tuxedo jacket and matching pants, while her backup dancers were draped in green fabric and bows, as though they were holiday presents coming to life.
For Lizzo’s fans, her SNL appearance was a holiday present in and of itself. Twitter user @itsfreakincyn wrote: “Amazing seeing curvy women that look like me being represented on #SNL, thank you @lizzo, you got me feelin GOOD AS H E L L!” while @thepopcornreel called for “More inclusion and diversity like this, please.” Soon enough, #LizzoOnSNL began trending, with viewers sharing how much they loved her electric — and inclusive — performance. Even this toddler knows how great it was!
As for the singer, she shared her own excitement on social media, along with shouting out legendary musical artist Sister Rosetta Tharpe after some fans noticed a reference to the iconic singer during her set. The day after her performance, Lizzo returned to Twitter to post a side-by-side of when she worked for Liberty Taxes as a "sign spinner" vs. her SNL debut, adding: "Don’t stop.. we need you. Your time is coming."
SNL may be over for the year (er, decade) but Lizzo isn’t slowing down; the singer is set to headline The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' New Year's Eve festivities on December 31, where she’ll ring in 2020 with a room full of adoring fans. Or, as she put it, it’s going to be “a glittery booty New Year’s Eve.” Sounds like a perfect way to end the decade to us!
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