Open Mike Eagle Won't Take 'Yes' for An Answer Until He Gets 'Extra Consent' In New Video Feat. Lizzo: Watch
Open Mike Eagle puts his own spin on receiving "Extra Consent" in a brilliant sketch featured in an upcoming episode of his Comedy Central show The New Negroes. The clip, which released on Thursday (May 9), features OME and Lizzo teaching the importance of consent in the bedroom.
Lizzo is ready to get between the sheets, but Eagle hits the pause button and runs through every way to ask for consent before getting to business, which includes him hilariously breaking out written contracts and having them notarized, making things very awkward. As Open Mike Eagle puts it best, he "gets off on getting permission."
"It was amazing working with Lizzo on this song," the 38-year-old said via press release. "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."
He also made sure to issue an apology in advance to any victims of sexual assault or those who were offended by the content. "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," OME added.
Watch the "Extra Consent" video below.