The 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards are all about what is happening right now in pop culture, but Lizzo hit all the viewers with one of the most epic throwback jams ever in the middle of her performance. Towards the end of performing her song juice with a gospel choir, Lizzo broke into the famous call-and-response riff from the 1993 Whoopi Goldberg musical comedy Sister Act 2. The moment made a huge impression on fans, and these tweets about Lizzo’s Sister Act tribute at the 2019 MTV Movie Awards prove that the little homage was one of the biggest moments of the night.
Halfway through the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Monday night, Lizzo took to the stage to perform her ubiquitous hit song "Juice," only she gave her song a soulful twist. For fans of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, the homage to the Whoopi Goldberg classic was apparent from the very beginning. Like in that movie, the performance started with just one person on stage in choir robes, before Lizzo gets the brilliant idea to tell her backup singers to shed their robes and take to the stage in some ’90s-tastic overalls and other throwback style. The moment directly mirrors the finale performance in Sister Act 2, when Whoopi Golberg’s Sister Mary Clarence brings her music class to a singing competition.
And the references only kept flowing as Lizzo’s show-stopping performance continued. In case anyone in the audience was not clear on the tribute, they definitely were once Lizzo and her choir broke into the most iconic musical moment from Sister Act 2. She led her backup singers in the call-and-response warm-up moment that leads into the movie’s big number "Oh Happy Day." In case you forgot that moment or just want to relive it, check out the "Oh Happy Day" performance from Sister Act 2 below.
The tweets immediately began blowing about about Lizzo’s Sister Act 2 tribute:
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