Lizzo shut the house down at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday (June 17) with her tribute to the 1993 film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Following her performance, Whoopi Goldberg – the original star of the film – congratulated Lizzo on her amazing performance.
Lizzo performed her single “Juice” at the awards show. She channeled Lauryn Hill and the Saint Francis Academy’s finale performance of “Joyful, Joyful.” At the start of Lizzo’s performance, she and her backup dancers were dressed in choir robes. Just like in the movie, the dancers were asked to remove their robes, where they then joined the rapper on stage. Lizzo also recreated much of the original choreography.
After catching wind of Lizzo’s tribute, Goldberg responded on Twitter on Tuesday (June 18). “Girl YOU knocked the crap out of last night, and as your newest fan… kudos kudos kudos!!!” Goldberg tweeted.
As you may know, Goldberg starred in the 1993 sequel as Sister Mary Clarence, an undercover Vegas showgirl who infiltrated a strict Catholic school. Lauryn Hill and Sheryl Lee Ralph also starred in the film.
Check out Lizzo’s performance and Goldberg’s reaction below.
@lizzo Girl YOU knocked the crap out of last night, and as your newest fan… kudos kudos kudos!!!