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Madison Vain
May 25, 2016 AT 08:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis born singer-rapper Lizzo isn’t exactly sure what her upcoming third album will sound like, but one thing’s certain: “It’s gonna be dope!”

Lizzo (born Melissa Jefferson) first broke out in 2013 with the highly-political, stream-of-consciousness style Lizzobangers and followed it up with last year’s Big Grrl Small World—a searing and highly danceable album that, like Beyonce’s “Formation,” explores race and gender in America right now.

Today, she stopped by the EW offices to shares stories about working with Prince (she was featured on “Boy Trouble,” off the late icon’s 2014 release PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which was, as she says, “Surreal…the moment when I became an artist”), recording her debut in an attic in Minnesota, writing “Good As Hell,” the infectious anthem off the Barbershop 3 soundtrack—and why her only goal right now is to put as much positivity out into the work as possible.

See the full conversation below:

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