They will all star in the upcoming hip-hop drama series about a former ’90s girl group called the Nasty Bitches trying to shine once more in the spotlight. Ahead of the series’ premiere, Brandy, Eve, Naughton and Velazquez released their first joint single “Nasty Girl” on Friday (Oct. 1) via Def Jam Recordings.
The accompanying visual, which was directed by Tim Story (*NSYNC, Monica, The LOX), features Eve, aka Professor Sex, preparing the party at a quite literally lit mansion, filled with a legion of shirtless men, before the girls’ arrival. The foursome later take the festivities to the ocean by dancing and delivering their respective bars on a yacht.
“As artists who came up in the ’90s, ‘Nasty Girl’ is our love letter to the groundbreaking music and hip-hop culture of the era,” the four women said in a statement. “Filming the music video on a yacht in Miami, with the Champagne flowing and pyrotechnics blasting, stirred up a sense of nostalgia and pride in how far we have come as artists. To still be in the game today and supporting each other along the way is what our show Queens is all about.”
Swizz Beatz is credited as the series’ executive music producer. The Verzuz co-creator previously invited Brandy and Eve to compete in the series against Monica and Trina, respectively. “To see these Queens come together in unity is amazing in 2021,” he added. “This show is special in many ways to me and it’s an honor to be the Executive Music Producer.”
Queens will premiere Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
Watch the “Nasty Girl” music video below.