According to Rolling Stone, Styles, joined by his full live band, faithfully covered Lizzo’s anthem, only tweaking the lyrics to clean them up. For example, he replaced the word “bitch” with “Mitch,” referring to his guitarist Mitch Rowland. He also name-dropped his manager Jeffrey Azoff, replacing the name “David” in the line: “David, you ain’t bein’ slick/Don’t dare try to cop a feel.”
The style icon donned spectacular large trousers and holsters over a white tee, accessorized only with a heavy pearl necklace. Check out snippets of his performance below.
In the interview that followed, Styles praised Lizzo, saying “I just think she’s amazing; she’s one of the most exciting artists working now for sure. She’s exactly what you want an artist to be, which is themselves.” Lizzo swiftly responded to the compliment.
Styles also performed his singles “Adore You” and “Lights Up” in the studio, as well as a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time.”