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Ariana Grande Filled The VMAs Stage With Women — Including Three Very Special Ones

Watch her perform "God is a Woman."

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When you watch Ariana Grande's performance from Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards, you'll believe "God is a Woman." The singer performed the song, off her new album Sweetener, and was joined by some pretty special guests. 

According to Mashable, Grande brought more than 50 diverse women on stage with her during the performance, which was designed to resemble Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper," against a show-stopping celestial backdrop. The group began the song in a tableau, before launching into a choreographed routine. 

At the end of the song, Grande welcomed three more women to the stage — her family members. Grande's mother Joan, grandmother Marjorie, and aunt Lani stood with her at the front of the group, holding hands as the singer smiled and took a bow for the cheering crowd.

Fittingly, Grande told Jimmy Fallon earlier this year that "God is a Woman" is her grandmother's favorite track on the album. When the song was released in July, her mother also tweeted her love for it, writing, "Women rule the universe, we ensure mankind's furtherance .. we have earned and deserve respect, gratitude, and equality... and YET, we fight for it STILL everyday ... this song is an anthem, it should provide strength and power and uplifting!!"

Check out Grande's full VMAs performance in the video below:

Cover image: John Shearer / Getty Images for MTV


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