Following an explosive efficiency at 2019’s SXSW Conference & Music Festival in Austin, blossoming Twin Cities rapper Lizzo is making extra of her goals come true. On Wednesday (March 20), the proudly plus-size artist dropped her new single “Tempo” that includes Missy Elliott.
Over a heart-thumping bassline, the 2 gifted MCs revel of their “thick thighs” and good curves” — and unapologetically so.
In an interview with Beats 1 earlier this month, Lizzo talked about how badly she wished to collaborate with the Grammy Award-winning famous person.
“I used to be like, I hope she blesses me with a verse,” she stated. “Like, you by no means know, you ship it to your idols, you by no means know in the event that they gonna ship it again.”
Lizzo elaborated in an Instagram publish, which featured a number of selfies with Misdemeanor.
“There’s loads of promo shit the label™️ wished me to publish at present however I’d somewhat share these intimate moments and an much more intimate story. 2 years in the past I met my hero,” she wrote. “I performed her my music, she threw beats at me as I freestyled.
“It was enjoyable and life altering—10 years in the past for those who informed me I’d rap w/ Missy Elliott, I’d assume that was unimaginable…so we took selfies as a result of I believed I’d by no means see her once more.”
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There’s a lot of promo shit the label™️ wanted me to post today but I’d rather share these intimate moments and an even more intimate story. 2 years ago I met my hero. I played her my music, she threw beats at me as I freestyled. It was fun and life changing—10 years ago if you told me I’d rap w/ Missy Elliott, I’d think that was impossible…so we took selfies because I thought I’d never see her again. I never posted these pictures because they were just for me.. a secret I held close to my heart. But also… deep down inside I knew one day we’d have something even more special than a selfie. Today is that day. Missy, you are the inspiration of my entire career. When you dropped music videos (🗣give her the vanguard award 🤬 @mtv @vmas !!!!!) or SHUT DOWN award shows I felt SEEN. More importantly I felt REPRESENTED. You made this chubby, weird, black girl believe that ANYTHING was possible. And now we have a BANGER together 😩— till this day you continue to inspire me to make my dreams come true. Now go fuck it up to the #TEMPO and STREAM OUR SONG!!!! 🔥🎸 Love You @missymisdemeanorelliott 💋
Lizzo continued, “I by no means posted these photos as a result of they have been only for me.. a secret I held near my coronary heart. But additionally… deep down inside I knew sooner or later we’d have one thing much more particular than a selfie. Today is that day. Missy, you’re the inspiration of my total profession.”
“Tempo” will likely be included on Lizzo’s upcoming Cuz I Love You album, which is predicted to reach on April 19.
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