You’re nobody till somebody hates you, and Lizzo has a few choice words for the haters who prove she is a megastar. Watch her check them all with Cardi B on “Rumors.”
The stylish video with a classical theme bumps up against moderately raunchy lyrics and imagery that turned a few critics into haters of this new track. Lizzo obviously doesn’t give a damn about any of that. Via Vulture:
Tucked away in the back end of “Rumors,” Lizzo’s new single with Cardi B, there’s a couplet – “This shit from my soul, yeah / Black people made rock and roll, yeah” — that implies she’s been listening closely to the dialogue about her work and hating every minute. (“Rumors” isn’t a rock song, necessarily, wailing guitar solo notwithstanding.) She’s talking about you, who thinks her art isn’t Black enough and her body isn’t toned enough and her outfits aren’t demure enough. “Rumors” is a song only these two artists can make, a clapback for anyone who counted these two out or tried to tear them down. Both stars blew up unexpectedly after years of hard work.
It’s also great to see her giving props to the dancers who brought it in this fun video:
Keep reveling in their hard-earned moment, ladies. Here’s to a fat ass and a clear mind!
Image: YouTube / Lizzo