Lizzo revealed that the late Prince had offered to produce an album for her prior to his death.
Lizzo is the cover star for the latest issue of Rolling Stone. In the story, the “Truth Hurts” artist speaks on a number of topics, including her leave from Twitter, making music for black women, and working with Prince.
In regards to the latter, Lizzo recounted how she and Sophia Eris, her best friend and longtime collaborator, appeared on “Boytrouble,” a song by Prince and his backing band 3rdeyegirl that appeared on the album Plectrumelectrum. The pair also got the opportunity to perform at Paisley Park. But the most notable reveal about Lizzo’s relationship with Prince is that he had offered to produce an album for her prior to his death.
“I used to be so upset that I never had co-signs,” she had told Rolling Stone in a previous interview. “I was like, ‘I’m too weird for the rappers and too black for the indies.’ I was just sitting in this league of my own. To be embraced by Prince and co-signed, I am eternally grateful for that.”
As for the topic of making music for black women, she said:
“As a black woman, I make music for people, from an experience that is from a black woman. I’m making music that hopefully makes other people feel good and helps me discover self-love. That message I want to go directly to black women, big black women, black trans women. Period.”
In related news, Lizzo has eight nominations for this year’s Grammy Awards. She is nominated for Album of the Year for her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, as well as Record of the Year for her hit song “Truth Hurts.”
Source: Rolling Stone