Lizzo Connects with Missy Elliott for New Single "Tempo"
Slow songs, they for skinny hoes
It’s a song that Lizzo has been teasing for weeks now. Back in February, Lizzo appeared on Travis Mills Apple Music’s Beats 1 show and revealed that when she heard “Tempo” she knew that she wanted Missy for the song. She said:
I was like, I hope she blesses me with a verse. Like, you never know, you send it to your idols, you never know if they gonna send it back.
After the song was released, Lizzo went to Instagram and posted a touching message dedicated toward Missy:
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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 💋
Listen to “Tempo” below. Cuz I Love You drops on April 19th.