F**k it up. Lizzo teams up with her idol Missy Elliott in the electrifying video for “Tempo.”
In the Andy Hines-directed clip, the Houston native celebrates the thick girls. Lizzo shows off her moves while twerking in a cowboy hat, sequined bikini, and blue fur coat at an Atlanta diner with her namesake. Misdemeanor hops out of the hood of a car before repping with Lizzo in the parking lot as girls bounce on top of lowriders. The wild night caps off with Lizzo flaunting her flute-playing skills.
Last month, Lizzo paid tribute to her idol with a performance at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. “Missy, I wanna thank you so much for inspiring young black girls like me to chase their dreams,” she said. “I love you so much. I wouldn’t be here without you.”
“Tempo” can be found on Lizzo’s debut album Cuz I Love You, which remains in the top 10 on the Billboard 200.