College Kids React To Lizzo
– ♪ Baby how you feelin’? ♪ – (sings along)
♪ Feelin’ good as hell ♪ – Is this what she is?
‘Cause I love that. – What?! ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ – ♪ I just took a DNA test ♪
♪ Turns out… ♪ – Lizzo. Oh my god. Yeah.
– ♪ I just took a.. ♪ – (raps along) ♪ DNA test ♪
♪ Turns out… ♪ – (raps along) ♪ I’m 100% ♪
I love Lizzo so [bleep] much. I swear to– (groans)
– I love this song so much! – ♪ Yeah, I got boy problems ♪
♪ That’s the human in me ♪ ♪ Bling, bling,
then I solve ’em ♪ ♪ That’s the goddess in me ♪
– (raps along) ♪ You could’ve had a bad bitch ♪
Dude, I [bleep] love… (claps) this.
– (raps along) ♪ You could’ve had a bad bitch ♪
♪ Noncommittal ♪ – This song gets me so hype.
– I love her SO, SO much! – This song took a little bit
of time to grow on me. It started playing.
Everyone was like, “No, this song’s great.”
– When I first heard this song in the movie Someone Great,
that’s how I got into her. – ♪ Best friend
sat me down in a… ♪ – Is she marrying herself?
That’s cool. That’s tight. – She’s getting married to herself.
She’s saying she don’t need nobody. – Everything about Lizzo
is just beautiful. She’s just such
a beautiful soul in general. – (sings along) ♪ Bom bom
bi dom bi dum bum bay ♪ – ♪ You trying to break my heart? ♪
– (raps along) ♪ Oh, that breaks my heart ♪
– ♪ That you thought you ever had it ♪
♪ No, you… ♪ – Ooh! Love these looks.
– ♪ I mean, who would wanna hide this? ♪
♪ I will never ever, ever, ever, ever be your side chick ♪
– Ohhh, thank you. (laughs) – I love what she’s about,
and so I’m real excited to check out more of her.
So, I’m excited for this. – That’s the only song
of hers that I know. I’m really excited
to listen to more of her, ’cause I feel like
she’s just a bad bitch. – I found her when “Juice”
first came out, and then I was immediately obsessed.
There was just no going back for me. – ♪ Slow songs, they for skinny hoes ♪
♪ Can’t move all of this… ♪ – I heard this song recently.
– ♪ I’m a thick bitch ♪ ♪ I need tempo ♪
– Yes! – (raps along) ♪ [Bleep]
it up to the tempo ♪ She looks so good!
– ♪ Look at my ass, it’s fitty-fitty-fat ♪
♪ Kitty cat, kitty… ♪ – I just love
everything she’s all about. – ♪ I like my water wet ♪
– When she said, “I like my water wet,”
I was like, “I felt that.” – What a sick video.
– Okay. YES! Booty, booty. – She’s just so confident. I love it. – ♪ [Bleep] it up to the tempo ♪
– (raps along) ♪ What? ♪ ♪ [Bleep] it up to the tempo ♪
=♪ Slow songs, they for skinny hoes ♪ ♪ [Bleep] it up to the tempo ♪
♪ Missy! ♪ – ♪ Let’s go, let’s go ♪
♪ All the fly girls… ♪ – She’s still here?
– Is that Missy? I didn’t realize Missy
was in this song. – Ah! (raps along) ♪ Kitty cat,
kitty cat, purr ♪ (giggles) – How did they know
I’d be wearing this? – ♪ Ice on my neck, like brrr ♪
– Missy Elliott looks so good. – And then she does this song
with Missy Elliott, and everybody loves
Missy Elliott. Oh my gosh. – ♪ Look good, look good,
look grrr ♪ ♪ I’ma show y’all chicks
how to drrr ♪ – ♪ Drrr, drrr ♪
I just like that “rrr” part. – I just love how she just
owns everything, and I love it. I want a cape like that.
– I remember when I heard that song when it first dropped,
and I was flipping out. For Missy Elliott to wanna
collaborate with you– Missy is one of those artists.
She’s like THE artist. So, it’s like, you know…
She’s been around forever. Well, not forever,
but for as long as I’ve been alive. – ♪ Mirror, mirror on the wall ♪
– This is what started it all for me! – This is the song
that set it off for everything. – It’s “Juice,” right?
It’s called “Juice,” I believe. – ♪ I be drippin’ so much sauce ♪
♪ Got a bih lookin’ like ragù ♪ ♪ Ooh, baby ♪
♪ Lit up like a crystal ball ♪ – This one’s super funky.
I really like it. – (sings along) ♪ That’s how I roll ♪
♪ If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine ♪
– See? She’s like, “If I’m shining,
everybody’s gonna shine.” She wants us to shine!
– ♪ I’m like chardonnay, get better over time ♪
– Go off. This aesthetic. – ♪ …I’m not the baddest? Bitch, you lie ♪
– (squeals) – (sings along) ♪ It ain’t my fault
that I’m out here getting loose ♪ – ♪ Gotta blame it on the Goose ♪
♪ Gotta blame it on my juice… ♪ – She’s so gorgeous
and so confident and radiant. – ♪ …that I’m out here makin’ news ♪
♪ I’m the pudding… ♪ – She’s so fine!
– ♪ Gotta blame it on my juice ♪ ♪ Ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya♪
– Love it. She looks so cute! – I just wanna keep going.
It’s so fun! Oh my god. I love it. – I haven’t take time out in general
to listen to her other songs, and I’m regretting that,
’cause I’m listening to all these for the first time,
and I’m so shook. I love them. – ♪ Ay, boy, whatcha say, boy? ♪
♪ You tryna play coy like a Game Boy? ♪
– Yes, natural hair. – I really like the beats
to all of these too. – ♪ Got a boy with degrees… ♪
– Just all of it. You’ve gotta–
can’t not bob your head to it. – ♪ Sheesh, it’s all Greek to me ♪
♪ Got this boy speaking Spanish, ay, Papi ♪
– (chuckles) – ♪ I like… ♪
– (raps along) ♪ Big boys, itty bitty boys ♪
– ♪ Mississippi boys ♪ – She’s very inclusive.
– ♪ Inner city boys ♪ – Oh my god!
I love this! (chuckles) – So, she likes everything. (laughs) – (raps along) ♪ I like a big beard ♪
♪ I like a clean face ♪ ♪ I don’t discriminate ♪
♪ Come and get a taste ♪ ♪ From the playboys to the gay boys ♪ ♪ Go and slay, boys ♪
– Ahhh! – ♪ You my fave boys ♪
– I think I found my new fa– that was an ass! (laughs)
That was an area. – Yes, girl!
– She’s just so comfortable in her body.
– ♪ Oh, I want it bad ♪ ♪ I heard you a… ♪
– Freak me, Lizzo! – ♪ That’s right ♪
♪ What’s two plus two? ♪ – I love it. I love her.
I keep saying it, but I absolutely love her so much.
– She gave you a nude scene from the jump,
which a lot of artists are afraid to do,
because they wanna save that for, you know, the views
and the drama of it all. But she was like,
“I don’t give a [bleep]. This is me.
Here I go, ladies.” – ♪ Woo child, tired of the bullshit ♪
– Yes! – ♪ Go on, dust your shoulders off ♪
– (raps along) ♪ Keep it moving ♪ – ♪ Yes, Lord… ♪
– Yeah! This is a classic. – This song put her on the map
before “Juice,” ’cause this is when people started
to get familiar with her. – ♪ Come now, come dry your eyes ♪
♪ You know you a star ♪ ♪ You can touch the sky ♪
– (gasps) Ah! Ahh! – ♪ If you need advice,
let me simplify ♪ – (sings along) ♪ If he don’t
love you anymore ♪ – ♪ Just walk your fine ass
out the door ♪ – Oh my god!
– ♪ I do my hair toss ♪ ♪ Check my nails ♪
♪ Baby how you feelin’? ♪ – (sings along)
♪ Feelin’ good as hell ♪ – Is this what she is?
‘Cause I love that. – (sings along)
♪ Feelin’ good as hell ♪ – She makes music for everybody,
and I think that’s so cool. – Oh, I love her! Boys are stupid sometimes.
(chuckles) And sometimes I need Lizzo to be like,
“It’s okay. You’re amazing.” And I’m like, “Yes, girl.
I am. Thank you. You’re amazing.” – There’s a whole culture
when it comes to hair salons, especially as a black woman.
It’s a whole thing, getting your hair done.
You befriend everyone who’s next to you,
and everyone’s giving each other advice.
So, this definitely embodied the experience of a black woman
getting her hair done. – Her music is really about
you should feel good as hell, you know, about yourself.
And I think that’s really cool, especially, you know,
with Instagram being such a massive thing
and everyone, you know, comparing themselves to others.
It’s cool to look inside and be like, “I’m okay too.”
– (FBE) So, we have another video to show you in a second,
but that was the rapper and singer Lizzo,
who has recently been climbing the music charts.
– (clapping) Praise Lizzo! – (FBE) So next, we wanted
to show you a viral video of her performance
from the BET Awards earlier this year in June.
– (gasps) I’ve seen it. Oh my god. I loved it.
– This performance threw me for a loop. – ♪ You can tell your friend… ♪
– (raps along) “Shoot your shot” when you see him ♪
This outfit. – I saw this all over Facebook,
and then one day, I was like, “Okay I need to watch this finally.”
– ♪ Why’re men great till they gotta be great? ♪
♪ Don’t text me ♪ ♪ Tell it straight to my face ♪
– Oh, yes! – You have all types of dancers
on the stage with her. – ♪ Shampoo press, get you
out of my hair ♪ ♪ Fresh photos
with the bomb lighting ♪ ♪ New man on the Minnesota Vikings ♪
– Go off. What a great feeling. How dope for her.
– You can see how into it everyone in the audience is.
– She’s such a great performer. ♪ (flute playing) ♪
– Whaat?! – (laughs) Oh, [bleep]! – Yes, bitch!
– I love that she plays the flute. When I first watched it,
I didn’t expect that. – (laughs) That’s sick.
– (raps along) ♪ Bitch! ♪ I love that part!
– Amazing. – ♪ Ay, ay, ay ♪
– Rihanna. – Rihanna? Ah!
– I think this is the most I’ve ever smiled for any
of the videos I did. – Yeah! Everybody better
be standing up right now. – Dude. I love–
I want to see her live now. – The [bleep] flute, bitch.
I’ve seen her do that live. That is for real.
– I swoon over very few people, but Lizzo is one that just
makes my heart so warm. And I’m so in love with her.
– (FBE) So, Lizzo has been blowing up this past year
with her music rising on the Billboard charts,
performing at events like Coachella and Glastonbury
and being invited on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel,
the Ellen Show, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
– I’m just so happy for her. She’s been working her ass off
for the last 10 years, and people are just now
starting to take notice of her. And I think that’s really cool,
’cause you’re finally seeing your work pay off.
– (FBE) So, with so many new artists trying to make it into the industry,
what do you think it is about Lizzo that’s been able
to make her stand out and kind of rise up in the music business
like this? – I think that’s just
the energy she brings. She’s owning everything she’s doing,
and all these people are like, “Yes, I could relate to her so much.”
– She has a really good level of self-love right now,
and she channels into her music, and she wants other people
to feel that too. – She’s such a relatable person,
and then all her music is just so good too.
So it’s like, for you to write all this music and be somebody
that I feel outside of a studio I could hang out with
and we’d just have a blast, I’m like, that just makes me wanna
follow everything you’re doing. – People, they heard her music,
and it’s just so blunt and direct, but it’s– you can tell
it’s very like personal and emotional too.
You also don’t see really that many artists
who are fat. It’s just a fact.
The last fat person I can remember that blew up– and they weren’t
that fat– was Adele. It’s been so great to see, like,
the past few years, how it’s been getting slightly better,
and I’m seeing more representation, more people who look like me.
– (FBE) So, Lizzo reportedly started getting involved with singing
and rapping as early as 14 years old, and she eventually signed
with Atlantic Records in 2016, releasing her first
studio album a year later. In 2017, she released the song
“Truth Hurts,” which was the first video we watched,
but it became what some would call a viral sleeper hit
and began to gain more traction after the release
of her 2019 album, “Cuz I Love You.”
– Oh, wow. I heard “Truth Hurts” in a movie, and that’s where
I was like, “Oh, this song’s really cute,”
and then I looked it up. But I didn’t–
I thought it was a new song. – (FBE) Since then, “Truth Hurts”
has become Lizzo’s first song to become a top 10 hit
on the Billboard Hot 100. And the music video has amassed
over 60 million views as of recording this episode.
So, why do you think it took her over two years for this song
and for Lizzo to get the attention they have now?
– You know what’s funny is I asked myself
the same question, ’cause the first Lizzo song
I heard was “Good as Hell,” and that was probably
earlier this year. And I didn’t know that was
from even earlier. – I was like,”This is
such a great song. Where has this artist been?”
– Society now is ready for artists like her.
Timing is everything, and this is her time.
– Sometimes, it just takes time. Some of the best artists
that you’ve seen rise have taken a while to rise.
When Gaga released “Just Dance,” she was touring that for years–
a year and a half before it really popped off.
It goes to show you that you might be the finest musician
out there and release a fire track, but maybe it won’t be
until you release your second album that people really start to go back
and realize, “Oh, this bitch has been lit from the jump.”
– So much music is released all the time now,
whether it’s on streaming services or places like SoundCloud,
where a lot of artists are starting to just come out,
and it’s making the industry a lot more saturated,
so it’s a little bit hard to stand out now.
So, it makes sense that it took her a little while
before it blew up organically. You can put out all
of your genuineness and hope for the best,
but you also have to be a little bit patient.
And I feel like that’s what she did, and it’s paid off. And now,
she’s just swimming in cash. – (FBE) So, Lizzo has talked
about how she’s struggled with body issues
since an early age and has since become an advocate
for body positivity and self-love while making diversity
the focus of her music in regards to one’s body,
sexuality, race, and more. – Ah, that’s the thing.
And that’s one of the reasons that I was drawn into it.
– (FBE) What are your thoughts on how Lizzo uses her love
for music and her platform to kind of discuss these more
sensitive topics like this? – I think that’s so important
when you have a platform that big to become an activist
for whatever it is that you’re passionate about.
I have a lot of respect for her for bringing together her activism
and her advocacy with her music. – It’s needed. I think
it’s extremely important, and I think that she
is a smart human being and a woke bitch for doing so.
You need to use your platform for the betterment of everybody.
And if you speak positivity like you’ve been doing
and just the hope of, you know, a happy future, I guess,
people will listen and people will follow.
– I really liked her music, but when I found out about–
You know, I watched her video. I was like, “Oh,
this is what she looks like,” which was not really
what I was expecting. And her message and just
what she’s all about, it made me really, really
wanna check her out way more. When I was in middle school
and high school, I was afraid of being associated
with the word “fat,” ’cause you didn’t see anybody
who was fat on TV or in music. And so, it’s just amazing
seeing someone who is my size being successful.
– (FBE) So finally, after listening to some of her music
and learning a little bit more about Lizzo as an artist,
what do you think is next for her? – Oh my god. I want
at least four more hit albums. – She’s gonna be that artist
that has, like, Lizzo featuring Beyonce, and I’m ready
for that one. When Beyonce is a feature on hers,
that– oh, god. I just– Musically, she is about
to kill everything. – She’s just gonna continue
to put out great music. I know that she wanted
to be Ursula in the Little Mermaid. I could see Lizzo in anything,
and it would make me happy. – She can only go up from here really.
This album was super good. I hear people talk about it non-stop.
As long as she continues to do her thing and continues
to just create music that she really enjoys
and has a passion for, but also continues her message,
the message that makes her Lizzo, she can go nowhere but up. – Thanks for watching this episode
of College Kids React. Shoutout to Jake Ball.
– What’s your favorite Lizzo song? Let us know in the comments.
– Hope your day is good as hell. Bye, everyone.
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