Lizzo Sings Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Janelle Monáe in a Game of Song Association | ELLE

Lizzo Sings Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Janelle Monáe in a Game of Song Association | ELLE

Back in 2017, on the day she dropped her now-massive sleeper hit “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo felt so demoralized, both by the industry and by life in general, that she texted the song’s producer to say she was thinking about quitting. Lucky for us all, she didn’t.

In the two years since that fateful day, Lizzo has become a bonafide breakout star. Everything she does now earns attention, whether she’s strutting the Met Gala red carpet in head-to-toe pink or posting videos of herself twerking on Instagram. In April, she made her Coachella debut and released her debut album on Atlantic Records, Cuz I Love You. Two months later, at the 2019 BET Awards, she delivered a rollicking, knockout performance of “Truth Hurts,” complete with backup dancers, a wedding cake–themed set, and a flute solo that made Rihanna stand up and cheer. She also landed a major beauty campaign with Urban Decay; filmed a role in Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B; hit the fifth spot on Billboard’s Top 100 chart; and earned two 2019 MTV Video Music Award nominations, including Best New Artist. To say she’s having a moment would be an understatement—she’s having the moment.

And, to celebrate her latest win — landing our cover for ELLE’s 2019 Women in Music issue — Lizzo took her turn against our #SongAssociation clock. Tune in as she sings Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, and some of her own tunes, in an effort to top our scoreboard.

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31 Responses

  1. Lina’ says:

    Who came from billies video knowing that she nailed all 15 associations ?))

  2. Annastacy Boucher says:

    Thought she would have sing truth hurts for “hurt” 😂😍❤

  3. CoreOfTheStar says:

    when she messed up the high note on dreamgirls, that’s me all the time in the shower

  4. beatrizzlobo_ says:

    “Am I the first to win this?” H.E.R is like “hold my glasses”

  5. Anxrchist _ says:

    « Featuring Wolverine » 😂😂😂😂 I’M SCREAMING
    Shoutout to our boy Hugh Jackman

  6. Panthera Felidae says:

    It won’t be surprising if after a month or two there will be
    *Old Town Road – Lil Nas X **_FT. LIZZO_*

  7. kiwi says:

    never fully knew the lyrics to sugar we’re goin down until lizzo sang it in 2019

    • datSOUTHOchick says:

      She only slightly messed in the one part. It’s “*I’ll be your number one with a bullet*, a loaded God complex, cock it and pull it”. Tbh I had to Google that shit back in the day because it’s so mumbly ahaha.

  8. Mayrelyn Julais says:

    I wish Lizzo could sing the entire Sugar, we’re goin down. 😍😍😍😍

  9. Korey Daniels says:

    I didn’t know she was this hilarious 😂😂😂😂😂😂. Now I definitely need to check her out fr.

  10. Dezarye' Inez says:

    When she started singing “my name is charlie” I really started singing “last name wilson” 💀😂💕

  11. Tonia G says:

    “What the f*** they saying? Does anybody know?” Lizzo is hilarious 😂 😂😂

  12. naf says:

    teacher : can you repeat what i just said
    me : repeats only the bit I heard
    teacher : yes and
    me : 1:29

  13. Leah and Arnaud says:

    ‘the greatest showman soundtrack featuring umm…wolverine’ 😂😂😂 gotta love lizzo

  14. Pig in a Cage says:

    “Wannabe by the f**king Spice Girls, Ain’t we in London?”
    SCREAMIIIIIING

  15. journey says:

    Lizzo is so underrated in where i live!!!!! fr i love her she’s so amazing

  16. Stephanie Arlene says:

    “Featuring umm wolverine” AHAHH lizzo same asf I’ll always associate him with that

  17. Abigail Bouchard says:

    “Got some chicken grease in my throat, you know I was eating chicken earlier”
    This is why I love *Lizzo*

  18. really regular says:

    I didn’t come here for Lizzo doing a Charli xcx impression, but I’m glad I got one 😂

  19. Daryana Johnson says:

    She’s so funny, I swear 😂 . No lie I was actually waiting for this ❤️

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