Lizzo uncovers her superhero alter ego in the new music video for her latest single “Special,” which was released on Wednesday (Feb 1).
The visual begins by revealing the unglamorous lifestyle Lizzo endures daily as a waitress— picking up ridiculing notes suggesting that she “eat a salad” and plucking spit balls off of her face.
Despite the continuous mockery, Lizzo focuses her attention on saving a little girl from being hit by a car while the scene cuts to the singer’s transformation as a dauntless superhero sporting a metallic purple suit and cape.
“In case nobody told you today, you’re special/ In case nobody made you believe, you’re special/ Well, I will always love you the same/ You’re special/ I’m so glad that you’re still with us/ Broken but damn, you’re still perfect,” she sings in the chorus of the song.
Watch Lizzo’s “Special” Music Video Below
The Christian Breslauer-directed video depicts Lizzo continuing to live a double life, waitressing by day and fighting burglars by night. She even saves a baby from a burning building, making the newspaper’s front page and unveiling her confidence to the diner locals.
Sharing her take on the video in a voice note on Instagram on Wednesday, Lizzo says, “the music video starts off as showing the superhero, the Black woman as superhero, and it’s like, America loves a Black woman as superhero, but absolutely hates her as a human being,” she said. “The glorious superhero, you see her doing the regular life-saving, press, everyone loves her, and then she takes off her costume, it’s a Black woman and just showing the juxtaposition of how she gets treated in the real world.”
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The empowering anthem serves as the title track for the pop sensation’s fourth studio album, Special. It comes after the release of Lizzo’s No. 1 hit “About Damn Time” and “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready).” The album is in the running for two of Lizzo’s five Grammy Awards nominations this year, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Her single “About Damn Time” is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Lizzo Was Immortalized In Wax At Madame Tussauds
In other big news for the “Truth Hurts” singer, Lizzo is currently the latest pop star to have her own wax figure in the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las Vegas.
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“Single-handedly one of the most terrifyingly meta moments of my life. Thank you @MadameTussauds,” she wrote on Twitter and joked, “Now I know what a twosome with Lizzo is like,” after almost sharing a smooch with her body double.
Single-handedly one of the most terrifyingly meta moments of my life.
Thank you @MadameTussauds – now I know what a twosome with Lizzo is like 😳 pic.twitter.com/ee9XEO7L42
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) January 31, 2023
The wax figure replicates Lizzo’s 2020 Grammy Awards look: a breathtaking white Atelier dress hand-embroidered in Swarovski crystals and a crystal-coated fur stole around her arms.
She shared some amusing clips of her and the figure on TikTok, captioning one of the videos “Introducing WAXXO,” and joining in on the viral “doop” trend while standing next to the replica with the audio “This and this … they’re the same thing … Doops! Doops!”
Introducing… WAXXO @madametussaudsusa
The wax figure will be on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas in the Venetian casino and resort.