If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to sit at the high roller’s table with a trio of big ballers, then DJ Khaled‘s got you covered. The We The Best rapper celebrated Friday’s (April 30) release of his 12th album, Khaled Khaled, by dropping the lush life video for the song “Sorry Not Sorry,” which features Jay-Z and Nas.
The narrative for the visual is pretty simple, really. The men, dressed in tuxedoes, puff on cigars and sip drinks in an empty casino as they push in their towering stacks toward the dealer during a late night gambling session you can’t even imagine. With James Fauntleroy crooning the chorus — “Sorry, not sorry, don’t mind me/ I’m livin’ the dream, don’t mind me/ Came from nothin’, whoever thought that we would be/ Livin’ the dream, livin’ the dream, yeah” — Nas saunters up to the first verse with some serious crypto energy.
“Hear ye, hear ye, only kings stand near me/ Silicon Valley money mixed with Henny, that’s a Fendi/ Half a century almost, sliced the green like a lawnmower/ ‘Til we all on, never fall off, hear a boss talk/ You don’t hear me? That’s your loss/ Winner in life, f–k a coin toss/ I’m coin-based, basically cryptocurrency Scarface,” he raps over the languid beat before stepping aside to give former rival Jigga the spotlight.
Jay is equally chill in the Hype Williams-directed clip, kicking off his verse with a tricky rhyme scheme that helps summon a blink-and-you-miss-it vocal cameo from Queen Bey. “Sorry, that’s another B/ Haters still ain’t recover from the other B/ Mm, that’s a double B/ Nah that’s a triple B, can’t forget ’bout the other Bey (hey)/ It’s the white gloves for me/ Hater know not to touch me, I’m with the f—ery (F–k with me),” he spits, rocking a gigantic bejeweled ring on his right hand as Beyoncé’s voice bounces in to add a subtle “hey” on the song that slyly credits backing vocals to “The Hive.”
The follow-up to 2019’s Father of Asahd — which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 — Khaled Khaled features collabs with H.E.R., Lil Baby, Bryson Tiller, Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Lil Durk, 21 Savage, Roddy Ricch, Drake, Migos, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Puff Daddy, Justin Timberlake, Meek Mill, Buju Banton, Capleton, Bounty Killer, Barrington Levy, Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, Lil Baby and DaBaby.
Watch the “Sorry Not Sorry” video below.