Lizzo has crowd in raptures as she returns to Minneapolis a megastar

She played the first of two gigs at The Armory on Wednesday night.
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Lizzo, performing at a previous show in the Twin Cities.

Lizzo, performing at a previous show in the Twin Cities.

Lizzo returned to her adopted hometown on Wednesday night, delighting the thousands of fans who crammed into The Armory in downtown Minneapolis.

Since she was last in the Twin Cities in May, when she played The Palace in St. Paul, Lizzo has firmly cemented herself as one of the hottest tickets in music, securing a No. 1 hit ("Truth Hurts") and setting the country talking with a triumphant appearance at the MTV VMAs (complete with giant inflatable butt).

Wednesday – the first of two sellout gigs at The Armory, the second of which happens on Friday – proved to be a raucous homecoming and a celebration for the Twin Cities fans for whom Lizzo is now considered one of their own.

She played an 85-minute set, per the Star Tribune's Chris Riemenschneider, with Lizzo entering the stage in an "Egyptian goddess-like gold-lamé wrap," as she kicked off the show with "Worship," and later made the obligatory Prince reference to "purifying herself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka."

Worship is indeed the reason why the 8,000-plus fans thronged the downtown venue, judging by the response on social media.

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