The video opens with Lizzo walking down the aisle, recreating the scene from her “Truth Hurts” visual before she second-guesses the idea of marrying herself. The singer then ditches the ceremony altogether, to the surprise of the attendees.
“Am I ready? (You deserve it now)/’Cause I want it (that’s what I’m talkin’ about),” she sings in the chorus as she leaves the wedding. “Am I ready? (You gon’ figure it out)/To be loved, to be loved.”
Lizzo drives away in a red car before pulling to the side of the road and seeing a beautiful man in a motorcycle. The two hug and share a sweet moment before Lizzo leans for a kiss — but it turns out the guy was an illusion all along, and she was just making out with a tree. (The guy seems to be the fantasy she yearns for in the track’s lyrics.)
After her would-be bridesmaids film the silly moment of her kissing a tree, the video transitions to Lizzo celebrating her freedom and singlehood in a silver outfit, showing off her best twerk moves alongside her besties. “How am I supposed to love somebody else? When I don’t like myself,” she sings on the track, referencing RuPaul’s famous catchphrase.
The musician teased the video’s release on Sunday, sharing a clip from the “Truth Hurts” video and song transitioning into her driving away in “2 Be Loved.”
“Are you ready?” she captioned the post.
“2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” is the follow-up single to “About Damn Time” from her Special LP. It comes ahead of her Special Tour, which is set to commence on September 23 in Miami.