LIZZO talks Rumors & Criticism in New Song!
Written by torresanz on August 16, 2021
Lizzo and a very pregnant Cardi B unleashed their new collaborative single and accompanying video “Rumors” last week, satisfying the itch for those who want more salacious content from the two Grammy Award winners. As suggested by the title of the song, the playful track addresses the various rumors floating around online about both Lizzo and Cardi B.
But one particular line of Lizzo’s stood out among the rest when she sang, “Last year, I thought I would losе it/Readin’ ish on the internеt/My smoothie cleanse and my diet/No, I ain’t slept with Drake yet (Ha).”
Lizzo explained why she decided to name-drop the famous Canadian during a recent interview with Apple Music, telling Zane Lowe, “I just thought it would be so funny to say. I have a small relationship with him. He’s very cool.I just feel like women, there’s so many times where girls’ names get dropped in songs because they’re fine.”
While Drake has yet to respond to Lizzo’s lyric, the 33-year-old singer did speak rather candidly to Apple Music about the constant scrutiny surrounding her weight. She’s been relentlessly criticized for years, with people targeting her body rather than focusing on the music she puts out. But somewhere along the way, she feels her willingness to fully embrace who she is has made an impact.
Even so, with the focus on marketability and sex appeal, Lizzo knows this is only the beginning of a long fight.
She added: “They always ask me about change. ‘How has it changed?’ and I’m like, ‘There’s two worlds going on here.’ There’s the media, there’s mainstream culture, the surface of things, the veneer, and then there’s the infrastructure. I feel like music can influence the culture and the way things look, commercials, billboards, but that changes so much. The infrastructure has not changed as much.