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29/06/2020 9:40 AM AEST

Lizzo Enlists Queer Eye Guys For Her Pride-Themed Soulmate Video

The three-time Grammy winner gets animated in the clip for her self-empowerment anthem, which also features Netflix's Fab Five in cartoon form.

 

Lizzo is giving her self-love anthem a timely makeover for the final week of LGBTQ Pride Month

The three-time Grammy winner unveiled an animated music video for her song  Soulmate on Friday.

The clip features cartoon versions of Lizzo alongside Bobby Berk, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness of Netflix’s Queer Eye.

The video arrives a year after Lizzo marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, historically cited as the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, with a benefit concert for the Stonewall Community Foundation. 

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The star has also been candid about how her early struggles with self-image inspired the empowering message she hoped to impart to fans through Soulmate and other tracks on her 2019 album, Cuz I Love You.

“I didn’t love who I was,” she told Elle last year. “And the reason I didn’t love who I was is because I was told I wasn’t lovable by the media, by [people at] school, by not seeing myself in beauty ads, by not seeing myself in television ... by lack of representation.”

“My self-hatred got so bad that I was fantasising about being other people,” she added. “But you can’t live your life trying to be somebody else. What’s the point?”

Meanwhile, the Fab Five of Queer Eye have proven themselves to be skilled co-stars when it comes to music video appearances. 

Last year, the guys made cameos in the video for Taylor Swift’s You Need to Calm Down, which also featured appearances by Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter and Adam Rippon.  

Watch Lizzo’s Soulmate video below...

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