Each week after Comedy Central airs a new episode of The New Negroes, us cable-less serfs are treated to a brand new music video from show creator Open Mike Eagle and a special guest. Last week it was Phonte of Little Brother, while previous weeks had appearances from MF DOOM and Danny Brown. Today's video is called "Extra Consent," and it features Lizzo as Mike prospective sexual partner who needs to deal with a few forms before business. She's very funny!
Mike Eagle discussed the collaboration in a press release:
It was amazing working with Lizzo on this song. 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.