Lizzo had a major surprise for fans on Monday (Aug. 9), when she announced the special guest joining her on the upcoming single “Rumors.” Actually, it was such a surprise that even the feature was caught off guard.
“Good morning, motherf—er! That’s who it’s featuring y’all, period,” said Lizzo in the FaceTime video of her dialing up none other than Cardi B, who looked sleepy as she answered the call while lying down and rocking a pink beanie cap with an image of animated character Stitch. “It’s Harry Styles!” Lizzo added with a cackle as Cardi tried to shake herself awake.
“Yo what the f—? What’s going on. Why you call me so early? It’s nine o’clock in the morning,” Cardi lamented. Lizzo captioned the video with an equally hyped-up message: “GRAND RISING MUTHAF—ASSSSS…. GUESS WHOS HOPPIN ON ‘RUMORS’ W/ ME?!?”
Last week Lizzo announced her first new single in two years, promising that “Rumors” would be out later in August. “Don’t even like this post cus you REALLY gon like my post tomorrow.”
“NEW ERA B–CH. ‘RUMORS’. 8/13,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Aug. 2 in which she put her diamond-encrusted nail to her pursed lips in a “shhh” motion to mirror the emoji in her caption.
Lizzo released her breakthrough album, Cuz I Love You — which peaked on No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and delivered Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles such as “Good as Hell” and “Truth Hurts” — more than two years ago. Her new single, “Rumors,” will be released on Aug. 13 via Atlantic Records.
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