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Lizzo insists Cardi B has "changed the game forever" for female artists in hip-hop.

The 33-year-old singer teamed-up with the "Bodak Yellow" rapper to record "Rumors" together.

Lizzo raps: "If you thought that I was ratched with my a** hanging out, just wait until the summer when they let me out the house B*TCH!"

Asked what she loves about working with Cardi, Lizzo explained: "Cardi B is the ultimate. She, to me, has always done it right.

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"Everything that she said, every way that she's reacted because you know why? It's because she was true to herself the whole time. She's a ground breaker. You can't deny her ability. She's a superstar.

"She has changed the game forever for a lot of us, a lot of women. I don't even think she realizes she's doing it because it's just like, I'm trying to just be successful. I'm trying to get this money. I want to live a happy life. She just follows her heart. That's what I love about her."

Lizzo says she was determined to work with Cardi, 28, as soon as the possibility arose.

She told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1:

"There was no one else for it. There was literally no one else. From the day the ink dried on her Atlantic contract, I said, 'Please get me on a song with Cardi B.' She's just funny. I like funny people and she can rap. You know what I'm saying?"

Lizzo also feels that working with Cardi makes her more "cool".

"I was a nerd. All the people back home in the SWAT and A Leaf who are going to see this music video, I'm in a music video with Cardi B. And I was walking through the hallways with sweaty hair, reading fantasy novels. A nerd, a geek, a band nerd. And I cried because I was like, what a full circle moment. I made it. I always wanted to be cool. You know what I'm saying?"

Lizzo ft. Cardi B - Rumors (Dirty)

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