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  • Written by Damisola Sulaiman


With Bold and daring looks, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion present their latest collaboration ‘Bongos’. The jaw-dropping outfits in the music video perfectly embody the overall feeling of the song.

The music video had a colorful beach theme and was directed by Tanu Muino, who also worked on Harry Styles’ “As It Was” and Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” Cardi B previously worked with him on her singles “Up,” “Wild Side,” and “Rumors.”

Cardi B’s stylist Kollin Carter directed the styling for the video, enlisting Matthew Reisman to design most of the one-pieces sported in the video.

Cardi initially steps out with strappy bodysuits embellished with color-coordinated dramatic headpiece. The first set of headpieces had an oversized beach hat style, designed by Sarah Sokol and her assistant Clare Glenn. The second set by British designer Harris Reed had a peacock-like shape and spread around her. She accessorized with statement stacked bracelets and big dangly earrings. These were all balanced on chunky platforms ideal for her signature twerking and dance moves.

As she sets against a red fridge, she briefly transitions to a fringe bodysuit in the same color. Her hair and outfit matched the fridge with gold detailing on the bodysuit and her hair, almost making them impossible to distinguish with her fluid motions. She sports a variety of colorful looks after this outdoors and in brightly designed rooms, with the platform heels and headpieces as continuous staples. The brand Emilio Pucci customized the abstract print used for both the room and Cardi’s look in one of the scenes, and one of the platforms was custom Carolin Holzhuber.

Cardi closes the video with an elaborate curly copper wig, shimmery purple bodysuit and platform heels that resembled stilts.

Megan did not disappoint when she hopped on the screen with a green printed turban and a matching low-cut one-piece swimsuit. She accessorized it with arm cuffs, dangly green earrings and stacked statement bracelets.

The duo’s scenes together included matching one-pieces with Sherwal-inspired detailing that waved in the wind as they danced. They smiled while lying on the beach with Megan’s matching version of Cardi’s first look in the video. They sported red flowy bodysuits while they wrapped their bodies around metal rods in the sand.

This collaboration is Cardi’s fourth single of her upcoming second studio album, and her second collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion after "WAP" in 2020.


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