Normani and Cardi B really did that on â€œWild Side.â€ After drumming up excitement in the week leading up to Normaniâ€™s collaborative comeback, her new single dropped Friday (July 16) with a cinematic music video with stunning visuals and sizzling choreography.
The video introduces Normani in a black bodysuit, posing seductively in a red room. As she pours wine over the camera, the screen pans to the singer in a purple jumper, sliding body-roll moves with several backup dancers. Then the visual returns to the red room, where Normani busts some moves on a table in a matching red outfit, black heels, and dangling cross earrings.
As she implores her lover to show her his â€œwild side,â€ Normani channels Aailyahâ€™s iconic style in white kicks and leather with baggy pants and a jacket. She brings more 2000s vibes with leopard print, as she lies in a helicopter. In another scene, surrounded by a mirror-filled room, Normani wears nothing but glittering shells as she contorts into various shapes on the floor with her doppelgÃ¤nger. And then Cardi B comes in.
The rapper makes her appearance fully nude, rapping hard verses and tugging onto a hanging rail. â€œLook, dÃmelo, turn me ’round / Treat me like a watch, bust me down / On the kitchen floor, right on that towel / It’s my dick and I want it now, ow,â€ she raps. â€œTell me how you want it / Put me on my back or my stomach / Baby, let me blow it like a trumpet / I can do it all, I can prolly suck a watermelon through a straw.â€ We eventually see Cardi and Normani in an embrace with their hair draping over each other, and the verse ends with water raining from above.
This isnâ€™t the first time the two all-star artists have teamed up. Normani previously made a cameo in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallionâ€™s â€œWAPâ€ music video; she and Cardi even collaborated last year in â€œDiamonds,â€ the lead single for the soundtrack to the film Birds of Prey. â€œWild Sideâ€ follows the release of Normaniâ€™s 2019 single, â€œMotivation,â€ and has yet to release her debut solo album.
â€œWild Sideâ€ has been topping No. 1 on the iTunes U.S chart and still counting. We have yet to see where it will hit on the Billboard charts, but in Cardiâ€™s words: the world is ready for Normani supremacy.