Thursday, August 14, 2014

Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora in Killer 'Black Widow' Music Video Clip

Carolyn Menyes/MusicTimes

(Photo : Iggy Azalea VEVO)
After a few small delays and a sexy teaser video, the moment has finally arrived: today (Aug. 13), Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora announced the official music video for the latestThe New Classic single "Black Widow," and it's pretty killer.

The cinematic clip begins with an extended intro, with Azalea playing a waitress at a crappy diner in the middle of nowhere. In walks Ora and her presumed boyfriend, a commanding man who demands a bacon sandwich with extra cheese. Like a true jerk, he gives Azalea a hard time as Ora sits idly by, looking embarrassed at her antics. Azalea's manager takes the side of the grumpy guy's side, and then it's off to fantasy land.

In a spin of ultimate revenge, Azalea and Ora imagine themselves as true warrior women - trained assassins out to kill the rude, manipulative man. Coming from Japanese-influenced training, Azalea and Ora speed their way through the highways to the club, where they fight some henchmen in front of the enemy, much to his delight.

They then go out to the back alley to try and finish the deed, but before they can actually act like the true black widows they are inside, the dream is over... and it's back to Azalea killing some lettuce.

The high concept music video works, both on its own and as a Quentin Tarantino tribute. Though the intro and outro have no real connection to the rest of the clip, they are decent segues for the more interesting, sexy bits. And it's far more believable that these two tough chicks would be assassins than waitresses... but we digress.

Oh and, check out that quick T.I. cameo in the poker scene! That was cool.

Watch the new music video for Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's "Black Widow" below:

"Black Widow" is the fifth official single from Azalea's debut studio album The New Classic. It follows the release of "Work," "Bounce," "Change Your Life" and "Fancy."

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