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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 23: In this image released on May 23, Saweetie poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp)

Who Gave Saweetie The Right To Look SO Good At The BBMAs?

She RAN off with my jaw.

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When award shows began inching from awkward virtual ceremonies back to some IRL action, I didn’t expect the red carpet fashion to pop off so quickly. Singer Saweetie’s 2021 Billboard Music Awards dress, in particular, is the definition of “go big or go home.” And if this look is any indication of just how ~intense~ red carpets are going to be moving forward, you better believe capital F Fashion is alive and well again.

Saweetie snapped on the red carpet, posing hard in a salmon-colored Giambattista Valli Couture ballgown and metallic, pointed-toe pumps. The strapless dress featured a ruched bodice with 3-D pink florals trailing down the center. The gown’s skirt, however, is the star of the show, with its high-low hemline and seemingly endless volume, thanks to the tulle under layers. She didn’t stop at the dress. Each of her accessories, from the oversized gemstone rings to her enormous floral earrings to her long-as-hell, light pink nails (dotted with gems), was perfectly extra.

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Such a stunning look requires an equally stunning beauty look, and y’all, Saweetie delivered, as always. She wore her hair in a slicked-back, long, straight ponytail, letting her makeup, by celebrity makeup artist Deanna Paley, take center stage. Her face is beautifully sculpted, and her eye makeup — a thick, sharp wing; super full lashes; and snatched brows — expertly toes the line between bold and neutral.

Saweetie may be up against major players Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for Top Rap Female Artist, but my God, she sure knows how to bring Hot Girl Summer to life.