Lizzo just confirmed her goddess status (not that she needed to, let’s be real) in her brand new music video for “Rumors”. Just four days after posting a FaceTime call between her and Cardi B to announce their first-ever collaboration on Instagram, and we didn’t have to wait long before seeing the masterpiece.
The video, directed by Tanu Muino, sees Lizzo make her way around an ancient Greece with iconic statues, architecture, and art whilst looking like an absolute goddess herself – complete with a toga-inspired dress, embellished gold nail guards, and plenty of golden jewels. We then get our first look at Cardi B (also a goddess, of course), who sits on her throne wearing body jewelry and a gold-plated two piece. The video ends with Lizzo and Cardi B’s epic dance scene, where they eventually turn into a piece of ancient greek art. One word: legendary.
Lizzo first hinted at the track with an Instagram post on Aug. 2, writing, “NEW ERA BITCH. ‘RUMORS’. 8/13.” Since then, the 33-year-old singer has posted frequently on TikTok to debunk rumors about her new music and her personal life, specifically about her friendship with Chris Evans. The highly anticipated “Rumors” is Lizzo’s first single since she dropped her album Cuz I Love You back in 2019. If the teasers are anything to go off of, we’re ready for a new song of the summer when it drops on Aug.
– Additional reporting by Tori Crowther