Cardi B, the 30-year-old rap sensation, and Megan Thee Stallion, the 28-year-old Houston-born artist, have once again set the music world on fire with the release of their scintillating new music video, “Bongos,” on YouTube last Thursday evening.
Within just over two hours of its release, the video has already garnered nearly half a million views, a testament to the enduring popularity of these two powerhouse artists.
The video kicks off with a captivating panning shot featuring a bevy of dancers showcasing their twerking prowess while reclining on lounge chairs. As expected, “Bongos” is replete with sexually explicit lyrics, with Cardi B’s opening line boldly asserting, “Na eat this a like a plum/This p**y tight like a nun.”
While “Bongos” marks Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s first collaboration since their 2020 hit “WAP,” it is important not to jump to conclusions about the new track. Cardi B herself notes, “I wonder how people are gonna react to this vibe because they’re really, like, expecting ‘WAP,’ like, ‘oh, here they go again talking this and that.’” She goes on to clarify that while there is some discussion of sensuality, it’s not quite on par with “WAP.”
The announcement of “Bongos” came via Cardi B’s social media on September 4th, where she shared the eye-catching cover art featuring both artists indulging in lollipops while donning elaborate, multi-colored wigs and swimsuits.
This announcement was a surprise to many, as Cardi had previously stated, “I’m not going to release any more collaborations, I’m going to put out my next solo single.” The release has left fans speculating about whether “Bongos” will find a place on Cardi’s upcoming second studio album.
The “Bongos” music video, described as “intricate” and “beautiful,” adds another layer of visual artistry to the song, giving fans a visually stimulating experience to accompany the track.
For Cardi B, “Bongos” is the latest in a series of collaborations this year, with hits alongside Latto, Fendi DaRappa, and husband Offset making their mark on the Billboard Hot 100.
Meanwhile, this marks Megan Thee Stallion first release of the year, as she took time to focus on her physical and mental well-being following a traumatic incident involving Tory Lanez and a highly publicized trial. “Bongos” not only reaffirms their musical prowess but also their enduring influence in the music industry.
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