By Kevin Rutherford
How does one follow the No. 1 song in the country for many weeks and, arguably, 2014’s song of the summer?
Diner fights about bacon and cheese sandwiches, obviously.
At least, that’s how the music video for Iggy Azalea‘s “Black Widow” kicks off. Azalea, a diner waitress, is encountered by a seemingly important (or, at least that’s how he makes himself come off) man and his lady friend, Rita Ora. The dude orders a bacon and cheese sandwich with extra cheese for days, but doesn’t apparently get enough of it when Azalea brings it out. An argument ensues.
Then, abruptly, it’s over. Suddenly Azalea and Ora are in a snowy terrain, wielding samurai swords. Azalea begins training with her samurai master, blindfolding herself and swinging her sword as she prepares herself for her mission.
What’s that mission? Well, hey, remember that seemingly pointless intro? It’s all about to come together, but not before a T.I. cameo — because why not have a T.I. cameo?
“Black Widow” follows “Fancy,” the first single off Azalea’s The New Classic. It’s already become a bit of a hit in its own right, peaking inside the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Azalea reportedly plans to perform “Black Widow” with Rita Ora at the MTV VMAs later this month.