The young Lizzo idolized Missy Elliott not only for her music, but also for showing her that black girls with an above-average BMI could be heard. Speaking with Exclaim
, Lizzo said when she first recorded the song it was a case of, "Finally I can talk my s--- about being a big girl." But when Missy came on board, it became, "A full-circle moment of being seen by her existing when I was younger."
The songstress added that she hopes she can do the same for young girls listening to her music.