'Hot Girl Summer,' Who? Drop Everything, Because Lizzo Just Dropped That 'Tempo'—With Missy Elliott

I been waitin’ for this one....Turn it up!

Thought you were having a “Hot Girl Summer”? According to Lizzo, it’s “Thick Bitch Summer”—and we just got our summer anthem (actually, we’ll take both, please). They say never meet your heroes, but our favorite sangin’, rappin’, body-positive phenom Lizzo just teamed up with her sangin’, rappin’, body-positive idol (and ours), the eternally “supa-dupa fly” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott for the official video for Lizzo’s infectious “Tempo”, and...


Hold please, I need to run that shit back.

Lizzo has repeatedly called Missy the inspiration for her now-stratospheric career, and seeing the two together is a straight-up double fantasy of epic proportions (and yes, Lizzo’s legendary flute makes an appearance, too). If you too are in need of some “Tempo,” I suggest you pack your shit, tell your boss you’re instituting your own personal summer Friday, and get this Thick Girl Summer started.

Girl, run that shit back (again)—hell, just leave it on repeat.


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Maiysha Kai

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.