Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson play a game of cops and robbers in the wacky music video for their joint single “Trouble,” resulting in a high-speed car chase that ends in a highly improbably dance collaboration. Watch below:
The hijinks-stuffed clip finds Iggy rolling her eyes at her deadbeat dude, who gets arrested by Officer Jennifer Hudson and is then ogled by a bunch of lip-licking female prison guards. Those looking for Oz-style realism in this prison drama will be disappointed, however, as Iggy’s bad boy engineers perhaps the easiest jailbreak of all time. The escape leads to a high-speed pursuit, and before Azalea is arrested, she at least has time to dance and mug alongside her arresting officer. On the downside, Iggy’s man in the video does indeed seem like a heap of “trouble,”; on the plus side, he does not appear to be deathly afraid of dolphins.
Earlier this month, Hudson talked to Billboard about working with the “Fancy” star for the first time. “I was just like, ‘Wow she wants me to do a record with her? Great, let’s do it!'” said Hudson. “It’s such an interesting combination that I think is very unexpected in a way. You know, for us both, which ended up working out pretty damn well.”
“Trouble” is featured on the Reclassified deluxe edition of Azalea’s The New Classic album, which was released last November. Earlier this week, Hudson performed a moving tribute at the Academy Awards, while Azalea dished out the real story behind her Papa John’s feud in a new interview.
(Additional reporting by Shirley Halperin)