The album was celebrated upon its release for containing nothing but absolute bangers, from "Juice" to "Like a Girl. Missy Elliott " is getting the full campaign treatment with a music video to top it all off. From the dripping woodwind-inspired beat to the finale flute solo, "Tempo" is a song for the club and the club only. This much power and bounce in the daytime would certainly cause a mass twerk-off. The visual is just as fun as the track, and it has Lizzo and Missy Elliott as partners in crime in a diner parking lot packed full of low-riders dropping it low in unison to the beat. Lizzo is dressed in this year's biggest trend for the video: yeehaw chic. She's outfitted in a sparkly blue two-piece along with a fuzzy blue coat and red cowboy hat, while Missy's outfitted in a custom "Tempo" tracksuit — because what says diner dance-off more than a dynamic duo in western-wear and joggers? Lizzo's been on a winning streak lately, likely spurred by the popularity her songs have gained from the lip-syncing app TikTok, so it's nice to see that she's got their support in the video, as well.
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It rescued the show with a taste of her real-deal star power, making it a night that celebrated all the pop thrills MTV spends the other days of the year ignoring. But it highlighted the ridiculousness of this network presenting itself as a place where music happens. It brought back flashbacks of Fergie grinding next to Slash.
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Directed by Andy Hines, the video has Lizzo showing off her rap skills in a red cowboy hat and blue-two piece. Paak and a loyal, ever-growing fan base. As he recently told us, the album has been a long time coming and now the timing is just right. The "Crush" artist also talks about his vision for creating more Black animations watch the music video for "Find A Way" below and how the entertainment industry can better support Black artists. That would be major. For me, I'm not heavy on pop, listening to pop all the time, but I do understand the importance of seeing a Lizzo in pop.