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Lizzo's 'Water Me' is a Body Positive Anthem For Black Femmes


"I am my inspiration." 

Lizzo's new single, "Water Me," is your new anthem, as the Minneapolis rap-pop star sings about self-love and freedom. The track was produced by Ricky Reed, who contributed six songs to Kesha's pivotal Rainbow, and follows Lizzo's incredible six-track Coconut Oil EP. "I am free (yeah, yeah), come water me (yeah, yeah)," she demands, ultimately declaring, "I am my inspiration."

The video was directed by Quinn Wilson and Asha Efia, and features Black men, women and children nourishing their bodies with water. "I don't get dehydrated, I moisturize it daily," Lizzo sings, as shots of sprinklers, sudsy baths and baby bath tubs come into view. Once dinner is finally served, there's a legendary shot of everyone posing together with Lizzo at the center in a towering headpiece.

Speaking to The Fader, Lizzo described "Water Me" as a "Labor of Love." She continued, "I pride myself on how quickly I can finish a song but this took 7 months. It's about needing nourishment, it's about being loved for who you are. The video concept was a collaboration from my bad ass creative team: me, Andy Madeline, Quinn Wilson and Asha Efia. We're celebrating black beauty and the meaningful freedom of water."

Watch Lizzo's "Water Me" music video, below, and enjoy her instantly iconic artwork, above.

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