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Open Mike Eagle Asks Lizzo For "Extra Consent" In Comedic Visual

Erika Marie
May 11, 2019 04:13
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He just wants to make sure that she knows what she's getting into.

Open Mike Eagle is back with another The New Negroes visual, this time for a track about making sure that everyone's dotted their i's and crossed their t's before getting between the sheets. Singer-rapper Lizzo plays Mike's love interest in the Comedy Central video where he asks her for all kinds of consent validating affirmations including verbal and written. Meanwhile, Lizzo's just ready to get down with the get down.

"It was amazing working with Lizzo on this song," Mike said in a press release. "She brought an incredible visceral energy to balance my cerebral approach to the subject matter. When I brought her the song I asked her to respond to my verse with whatever her real reaction would be if she were in that situation. It was very important to me to have a strong female voice to provide perspective on this song given that historically women have been the gender group most affected by the notion of clarity around consent. Apologies in advance to anyone for whom this is a sensitive subject."

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