Lizzo has a strong song of the summer contender with her Special lead single “About Damn Time,” which took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 earlier in summer. Other singles from her latest album haven’t had the same performance, but that might change with “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready).” The ’80s-inspired jam is another fun cut about learning to love yourself and now its momentum gets supercharged with a visual.
Lizzo has been hyping up the video’s arrival by donning a wedding dress à la “Truth Hurts” on her socials, and now we get to see what the fuss is about. We see the singer walking down the aisle once again, but as the camera turns, we realize that she’s about to marry herself — which symbolizes the song’s theme of learning to love yourself before trying to love someone else.
Sadly, the singer turns runaway bride, storming away from the ceremony and eventually getting stranded in the desert (who knew that the desert would be such a video trend this summer?). Don’t cry for her, though, as timelessly handsome supermodel Tyson Beckford saves the day as he rides up on a motorcycle and the two get close. This moment turns out to be a hallucination, but it gives Lizzo’s girls a chance to save her from herself and help her embrace all the fabulousness that she is.
Lizzo always has a knack for injecting her videos with a bit of comedy along with a heartfelt message about self-love, and the clip for “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” is no exception. Watch the singer’s journey to self-acceptance when you press play.