Lizzo takes over the MTV VMA's red carpet as she dons Jean Paul Gaultier statement gown

The singer also won a VMA award last night

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Never one to make a quiet entrance, Lizzo made sure she grabbed all the attention at the MTV VMA awards last night - wearing a very large Jean Paul Gaultier gown on the red carpet.

The About Damn Time singer, wore the statement couture dress as she arrived at the MTV awards, which celebrate the best in music videos.

The oversized strapless designer gown had dark blue folds, with a long train, while she also paired her look with sheer navy gloves, gold hoops and a dark lipstick.

Some mocked her look on Twitter, with one calling it a 'stage curtain' and another joking, "When you get stuck folding up your parachute."

While videos of Lizzo, who opened up about the perils of fame earlier this year, getting to the awards showed the dress blowing up around her and her security helping her keep the dress at bay.

However, not even the singer took her dress seriously, mocking how big the dress was on Twitter. The star tweeted pictures of herself in the dress and wrote: "My stylist: How much fabric do you wanna wear? Me: Yes."

Lizzo, however, changed in time for her award win – with About Damn Time picking up Best Video for Good. The star instead opted for a black dress, which had a conical bra, quilted patterned panelling and sheer striped mesh sleeves and skirt.

The evening also saw Taylor Swift send fans into a frenzy as she announced the release date of her new album - as she won three VMA awards. 

While the Good as Hell singer also took her win at the awards as an opportunity to thank people she's worked with and to address some issues.

In her speech, she said, "B****! Thank you so much, thank you to Christian, 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.

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

Also addressing criticism about her appearance recently from comedian Aries Spears she 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!'"

Sarah Finley

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