Any collaboration between major music industry hitmakers is bound to be newsworthy, but when Rihanna and DJ Khaled join forces, it’s an event.
After weeks of social media updates and coy interviews, the pair released the single “Wild Thoughts” and accompanying music video. With Bryson Tiller providing a verse and a sample from Carlos Santana’s hit “Maria Maria,” the track is an instant contender for song of the summer, plus its vibrant mini movie brings the fashion goods.
Shot in Miami earlier this month, the clip showcases Rihanna at her bad-gal best, wearing daring pieces direct from the runway. As she dances through the streets in crescent-shaped Lynn Ban earrings, a head scarf, and floral-print leggings and matching knife boots from Demna Gvasalia’s Spring 2017 Balenciaga collection, she brings swagger while sticking to the video’s tropical theme. She switches to a turquoise Alberta Ferretti minidress to keep the vibe going, and adds a bold red lip for maximum sexiness. RiRi finishes with a third look featuring a gauzy yellow Matthew Adams Dolan top and matching trousers—she was in her element.
Not to be outdone, Khaled delivers his expressive take on runway trends with two satin bomber jackets in unexpected colors. He certainly lives up to his “We da best” motto, sporting a green number covered with a snake motif that coordinates perfectly with Rihanna’s neon look.
Take a look behind the scenes:
And now for the big finish!