As if we couldn’t love the Shea Butter Baby herself even more, Ari Lennox just dropped a new music video for her song, “BMO,” and she has us completely stanning.
Directed by Child, the DC songstress serves sultry vocals and retro looks in a bathtub, on the couch, and in front of a metallic back drop inspired by Missy Elliott‘s iconic “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” music video.
A Queen who can sing and pays homage to Queens before her?! Give us more!
“Break me off/Gichie Gichie yaya/When the lights is out,” Lennox croons on the chorus. “I’m summer time crushin’/Put that game on pause/And do it how I like it/Baby, nice and slow.
“This one of my favorite music videos ever,” she tweeted. “The song and music video were inspired by Total and Missy Elliott.”
The artist even received a nod of approval from Missy “Misdeameanor” Elliott herself, where she added, “Keep doing ya thang no matter what! You shinning.”
The nostalgic video also takes viewers on a reminiscent stroll down 90s memory lane inspired by Total’s “Trippin” music video, with Lennox recreating the signature bathtub scene from the visual for the 1998 hit.
Watch the “BMO” music video in full below.
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