Lizzo uses Billboard Music Award win speech to encourage fans to vote

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Check out that dress! The Houston icon gave her message of encouragement at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

LOS ANGELES, California -- Lizzo took the stage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night and quickly sent a strong message.

Her dress was covered in the word "vote."

The former Alief ISD student and University of Houston cougar won the award for "Top Song Sales Artist," and in her acceptance speech, she encouraged her fans to vote.

"Let me tell y'all something. When people try to suppress something it's normally because that thing holds power. They're afraid of your power," Lizzo said. "There's power in who you are. There's power in your voice. So whether it's through music or protest or your right to vote, use your power, use your voice, and refuse to be suppressed."

Billboard tweeted out a photo of Lizzo from backstage.

If you take a closer look, you can see the word "vote" was also painted on one of her nails.

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