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On Thursday (Feb. 20) Chance The Rapper took to Instagram to share an old video from 2012 of Lizzo interviewing him before she became famous.” The interview was from when the “Juice” singer worked for an independent magazine in Minneapolis called Green Room.

“Anybody recognize the woman interviewing me?? Give you a hint we’re playing the same Houston festival in a couple of weeks and have the same number of GRAMMYs,” Chance asked his 11.2 million Instagram followers.


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 26: Lizzo, winner of Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jerome,” poses in the press room during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

“Guys, this video is so dope to see. It was 2012, a year before Acid Rap even dropped, and I was being interviewed for a small magazine in Minneapolis called GreenRoom, right after a small show I was playing. I remember it like it was yesterday and it was EIGHT years ago.”

“Wow, man. I’ve watched Lizzo work her ass off to become the biggest act in the world and it was nothing but her and her day 1 best friends’ hard work, and her own God-given talent. I am immensely proud of her and so inspired by her journey. Life is crazy. Tag someone you believe is one day gonna be a superstar,” he continued.

During the interview, Lizzo asked Chance about his rap style as well as his eclectic choice of beats. “That’s dope,” Chance told Lizzo in the clip. He seemed to be impressed that Lizzo knew some of his producers. Check out the clip below.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.