Watch Migos Celebrate Excess (and Hannah Montana) with ‘Versace’ Video
By Scott T. Sterling
Breakout Atlanta trap-rap crew Migos have released an appropriately over-the-top music video for hit single “Versace,” featuring the group celebrating the high life in a Miami mansion, surrounded by girls and a pet leopard prowling through the debauchery.
The glitzy clip was directed by Gabriel Hart, who’s previously filmed videos for the likes of Gucci Mane, Ice Cube and B.o.B. With the Migos clip, he invokes a bright ’80s vibe, with the band members Takeoff and Quvao (as well as a gaggle of models) clad head-to-toe in Versace fashions, and what appears to be Donatella Versace herself showing up for a brief and shadowy cameo luxuriating on a couch.
The video also boasts a snippet from another Migos track, “Hannah Monatana,” complete with a gaggle of girls dressed in white lingerie twerking around the group. What appears to be a shout out to Miley Cyrus is actually a not so subtle reference to cocaine and the club drug MDMA (AKA “molly”) with the refrain, “I got molly/I got white.”
Both “Versace” and “Hannah Montana” are from Migos’ recently reissued mixtape, Young Rich N-ggas.