Get ready for some pink power, Karol G and Nicki Minaj‘s new music video packs in a lot of it. They just dropped their collaborative single, “Tusa,” and it’s a doozy! A grand mansion, glitter confetti, and two pegasuses—this is perhaps one of the most, if not the most fantastical music video of both their careers.
Watch Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” music video below:
Similarly to the teaser, of which both artists posted just recently on Instagram, the video starts with shots of the opulent mansion where it all takes place. As Karol G stars off the song, she starts dancing surrounded by blush-clad, pink-nailed, silver-wristed women in a Grecian-style gazebo. She herself wears a sparkly pink ensemble as well. Petals falling from the sculpture that decorate the gazebo magnify the opulence of the video. As she goes through her first verse, some scenes depict a sort of lesbian rendezvous between two of her back-up dancers. It’s all a showcase of unapologetic femininity and sexual fluidity.
Though Minaj’s Spanish rap serves no surprise, especially with her Instagram teaser, her extensive grasp of the knowledge does prove to sound impressive. She steals the video from Karol G when she starts her verse and serves millennial pink realness from inside the mansion. Her stark white cut-out dress helps her stand-out against the overwhelmingly pink backdrop. Though her shots in the grand dining room, also overtaken by the girly hue, she flaming hot pink look. With her bedazzled opera gloves and diamond-encrusted headpiece, she personifies the fabulous glamour that’s really the overall theme of the video. Karol G eventually joins her inside sporting a white pantsuit and a bedazzled bra. Perhaps one of the more striking shots of the video shows the Colombian singer in-between what looks like two pegasuses. With her silver-hued locks laid-down in a fairytale-like hairstyle, as well as her draped white dress, she looked uncharacteristically dainty and almost princess-like. Most fans of Karol G would know that the singer and self-professed feminist often went for strong and street-style looks. Her white pantsuit in the video shows off her more usual style. But the aforementioned scene shows a different side of the reggaeton superstar. Although she still looks sexy, she hasn’t really gone this girly and feminine in her music videos before.
The collaboration sees both divas working for the first time. In an interview with Billboard, Karol G share about how the unexpected team-up started. “She called me and said: ‘I’m going to make the best rap of my life for your song,’” Navarro said. “I felt so happy. I sent her the music at 1 p.m. At 1:07 p.m., she downloaded the file, and at 8 p.m., I had the song back.” she relayed. As for Minaj’s Spanish rhymes, the Latin star confessed, “She surprised me by recording four full lines in Spanish.”
Ultimately, “Tusa” further proves just how big a year Karol G has been having this 2019. Most notably, she released her second album, “Ocean,” which reached the #2 spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. Furthermore, Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only hip hop star that she’s worked with this year neither. Recently, she teamed up with Snoop Dogg and Migos for the song, “My Family,” which is included in the official movie soundtrack of the latest “Addams Family” reboot. How did you like Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s “Tusa” music video? Did you like the pink overload or was it all too much? Share your thoughts and reactions in our comments section below!
- Karol G and Nicki Minaj Featured Image – NME.com
- Singer Karol G and Pegasuses – Karol G VEVO YouTube Channel
- Nicki Minaj – SAM Network YouTube Channel