Cardi B and Lizzo are getting fans excited for their forthcoming collaboration. Days after announcing their new song “Rumors,” the two took to Instagram to reveal the official cover art for the record.
The picture captures the side profiles of Cardi and Lizzo, who are adorned with nude-colored makeup, long golden nails and gold jewelry. “Fun fact: we took this picture right after Cardi whispered, ‘I want to eat yo pussy’ in my ear,” Lizzo captioned her post. “RUMORS THIS FRIDAY YOU READY?”
As for the rapper’s caption, it simply reminded fans of the song’s release date and confirmed that the accompanying picture was the artwork for the single.
Lizzo first announced the Cardi B-assisted song and release date on Monday (Aug. 9) when she posted a video of a FaceTime call. At the start of the clip, fans saw her calling a contact stored as “Rumors Feat.” Cardi responded, and the “Truth Hurts” vocalist told fans about the collaboration.
“Good morning muthafucka!” Lizzo said. “That’s who it’s featuring y’all, period.” In a follow-up post, she confirmed, “We really did that.”
“Rumors” is set to drop on Friday (Aug. 13). Though it is Cardi B and Lizzo’s first-ever collaboration, the two have been cool for some time. In fact, during an interview last year, the “Up” emcee told Hot 97 that Lizzo was supposed to make an appearance in her and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” video, but the visual was filmed while the vocalist was on an already-scheduled vacation.
“I’m cool with Lizzo and everything. Like, we’ve been sending DMs to each other and all that, but she was on vacation, and she wasn’t in town,” Cardi said at the time. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh’ because I had a whole vision about how I want to see Lizzo and everything.”
See the cover art for “Rumors” below.