“I’ve been waiting for this one,” quips rapidly rising star and body-posi queen Lizzo at the top of her new collab track alongside rap royalty Missy Elliott. Turns out we’ve been waiting for it all this time, too, and we didn’t even know it.
In a pairing of hip-hop dreams come true, Lizzo and Missy Elliott get their freak on for the debut of their infectious new song “Tempo,” released Wednesday. The release was accompanied by a slew of heartfelt posts from Lizzo, who gushed on Twitter that the rapper was her “hero” and “inspiration.”
“Tempo,” a club banger saturated with ‘90s beats and self-loving Lizzoisms like “thick thighs save lives,” is another showstopper from the singer’s forthcoming major-label debut album, Cuz I Love You. So far, she’s also released lead single “Juice” (which she also performed on Fallon) and the title track.
Check out the new track below, as well as a 2016 Lizzo performance from the Daytrotter studio. You can preorder Cuz I Love You here.