It's finally here! The official music video to Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's collab hit, "Black Widow." This epic 5-minute video is filled with so much my eyes and brain almost exploded, but it was so worth the wait.
This visual sensation was directed by Director X and begins with a theatrical scene. Entering Big Wanda's diner is the luscious Rita Ora and bad man himself, Michael Madsen. As Madsen squashes a black widow spider mid-stride to sit down, Azalea appears as their waitress, and so ensues the ferocious arrogance of Madsen ordering a BLT. Ora isn't all that integral to the scene, but her breasts definitely are, as they are shaped by her tight red dress. After Madsen quarrels, and the manager gets involved, Azalea is sent to the kitchen to fix his order. And at the chop of a lettuce, her fantasy begins: Kill Bill style.
It's a common thread in Azalea's music videos at the moment, whereby each is themed by an iconic movie. Her video for "Fancy" replicates Clueless, and now we have Kill Bill. The videos are executed brilliantly, let's just hope she doesn't become predictable.
Set in wintertime Japan, Azalea and Ora are in the snow surrounded by cherry blossom trees, sporting very sexy bodysuits showing they are ready for combat. Azalea is channeling Christina Aguilera's pink dip-dye hair tips circa 2009, and if you didn't know any better, you'd think Ora was in fact Rihanna circa her Grammy's look 2012. Both look phenomenal and suit the theme of the video.
Azalea prepares for battle with her Japanese sensei in a traditional Japanese training studio, mastering her fighting skills with an engraved 'black widow' samurai sword. She also practises tai chi, meditation, and quick reflexes. By the end, she is ready for action.
In the meantime, Ora butters-up the enemy at a game of polka, with guest appearances from Azalea's mentor T.I., and Italian-American actor, Paul Sorvino, who cops a karate kick from the vicious Ora. Product placement is evident in this charade for the HP phone and Wickr app. It is very tech-savvy and shows Madsen as the target.
Both women ride their sleek, high-powered motorbikes to the target in a visual effects feast of color and light travelling faster than the speed of sound. Azalea and Ora arrive at a popular nightclub where Madsen is surrounded by women.
When Azalea and Madsen's eyes lock, both ladies take on four Japanese samurai fighters in a sequence filled with hairography and sword fighting. The women conquer and confront their target who aims a gun at them. You think it's all over, but wait, it's not. A black widow spider bites Madsen on the hand killing him instantly. As the two women watch, Azalea is then bought back to reality chopping the lettuce. Her cheeky smirk to the manager ends the video perfectly with a black widow poster in the background.
This video is sensational and will continue to take Azalea and Ora all the way to the top. For all the latest in music, news, and tour dates, tune to Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's Zumic artist pages for all the details.