This April, Lizzo released her newest album, Cuz I Love You, which featured the single “Tempo” with Missy Elliott. We’ve had to wait a few months but now the single has a video to go with it and, to borrow lyrics from the song: “Twerk skills up on legendary.”
Lizzo looks pretty Lizzo in the video, strutting in a spangly outfit and a red wide-brimmed hat that seems like a nod to the yeehaw agenda. Joining her about halfway through, Missy Elliott leaps from under a car bonnet – unlike the rest of the cars in the lot, this one isn’t preoccupied with throwing dancers up in the air with hydraulics – in a tracksuit reading “Tempo” and a chain reading “Iconic” (accurate).
If that wasn’t enough there’s also a small flute solo to look forward to (Lizzo is a trained flautist, sometimes playing onstage at huge shows).
Elsewhere, Lizzo has made her feature film debut alongside J-Lo and Cardi B, in Hustlers, a movie about strippers swindling Wall Street workers. Watch the trailer. Earlier this year, Missy Elliott was the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.