Rico Nasty made some serious noise in 2018 with the release of her major-label debut mixtape Nasty, which dropped back in June. The NYC native continues to build on her momentum through impressive loose singles like “Guap (LaLaLa).” Next in line, a Kenny Beats-produced track and coinciding video titled “Roof” arrived on Tuesday, in which she enters an alternate universe as a goddess of sorts.
The Cody Dobie-directed clip is an attempt at a digital masterpiece by juxtaposing outlandish imagery on viewers, keeping us guessing at every turn. A robotic voice kicks off the video by announcing that Rico would be heading on a quest elsewhere to make her presence felt, all while expecting the commoners to bow down to her deity-like complexion.
Nasty jumps around from rhyming as an eye in the sky, to a mad scientist’s possible lab, and sititng on a jet ski next to a CGI roller coaster. The 21-year-old brushes off those doubting her ability as an MC on the second verse. “These bitches so mad and I don’t really get it/ How I get so much attention without showin’ ass or titties?/ I’m smilin’ on my way to the bank like I just walked out the dentist/ These bitches keep on testin’ me, I hope that I don’t catch a sentence/ I see everyone who doubted me and I’ma make yo’ ass a witness,” the Atlantic Records signee raps.
Let’s see what else Rico Nasty has planned for 2019. For now, check out the “Roof” video below.