Lil’ Mo tapped T-Pain and rapper and radio personality Fatman Scoop for assistance on her new single, “Shining Star.”
T-Pain adds his signature Auto-Tune to the upbeat track and mentions buying a special woman a Hermès Birkin bag. Fatman Scoop keeps the energy going with ad-libs, while Lil’ Mo lyrically describes herself as a woman who lives unapologetically.
“She glows, she glitter, she shine / She sexy, she gorgeous, she fine / She loyal she don’t break no bonds/ Pretty girls like her hard to find,” Mo sings on the bridge.
According to Lil’ Mo’s Instagram, her son, Justin, lent background vocals to “Shining Star,” which she calls a “summer anthem.” “Ladies this GLOW is contagious. Come shine,” Mo concludes the post.
Lil’ Mo also shared a video clip of her appearance on N.O.R.E‘s Drink Champs podcast. She discusses the high and lows of her career, including meeting Missy Elliot and signing to Elektra Records, which released her 2001 debut album, Based on a True Story.
“Cuz Missy can really sing,” Mo says in a clip, shared on Instagram. “She was just like, ‘yo, I’m bout to go on tour. You trying to go?’ and I was like yea. I quit beauty school literally right on the spot. I was like I ain’t going back. I told them I was gone be famous anyway.”
Lil’ Mo’s episode of Drink Champs airs tonight at 10 p.m. EST on Revolt TV.
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