You Need to Hear Lizzo and Missy Elliott’s New Song ‘Tempo’

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The duo teamed up to create your new fave summer anthem. 

Lizzo and Missy Elliot just blessed us with a banger. The duo collaborated on the song “Tempo”, which comes after Lizzo’s breakout hit “Juice”, released earlier this year. Lizzo took to Instagram to describe the full-circle moment that came with working with Missy Elliot, someone she’s admired for years. The two first met two years ago when Lizzo was given the opportunity to show some of her music to Missy Elliot and took a selfie thinking she’d never get to see her again. “But also . . . deep down inside I knew one day we’d have something even more special than a selfie,” Lizzo posted. She went on to praise Missy Elliot’s impact on her own confidence. “You made this chubby, weird, black girl believe that ANYTHING was possible.” Adding, “And now we have a BANGER together.”

You can hear this song on Lizzo’s new album Cuz I Love You, out April 19th.

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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 💋

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