Open Mike Eagle asks Lizzo for “Extra Consent” in new music video
Season one of Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn's Comedy Central show The New Negroes is underway, and as you may know, each week's episode comes with its own new original song/music video. This week's song/video features Lizzo, whose character is about to get intimate with Open Mike Eagle's character, until Mike goes a littttle over the top when asking for consent. He says:
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.