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Watch Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea Go Retro for ‘Problem’ Video

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(Courtesy of Republic Records)

(Courtesy of Republic Records)

By Courtney E. Smith

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s collaborative video for “Problem” is an aesthetic mix of the ’60s and the ’90s.

In fact, it’s essentially a mash-up of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’” with D Mob and Cathy Dennis’s “C’mon and Get My Love.”

The “Problem” video, released today (May 30) is a swingin’ clip that features a black and white palette with hints of pink dropped in, Grande wears white thigh-high stockings, calling back to the single art for the song.

Related: Hear Ariana Grande’s Unreleased Track ‘Boyfriend Material’

The clip wisely avoids showing the ladies dancing, opting instead for quick cuts between beauty shots.

 

Leading up to its release, Grande Instagrammed a drawing of façades of herself and Azalea from the video.

“Problem” is the first single from Grande’s forthcoming album. The song has already launched to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sits sixth on the Radio.com charts. Azalea also occupies the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100, with “Fancy” hitting the top of the heap earlier this week.

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