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Princess Nokia follows up the dreamy “Sugar Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T.)” with a NSFW video for “Balenciaga.”  The label-heavy track sees the Angelfish star strip down to nothing, visually articulating the idea of “not caring what people think and dressing for yourself.”

The clip opens with a heavily-jacketed Princess Nokia standing in a backstreet of Chinatown. Through the course of the video, the rapper progressively jettisons her outerwear, as she extols the virtues of thrifting. “It’s not anti-designer at all…it’s just a song about practicality and comfortability with one’s self. It’s about non-conformity and not taking fashion too seriously” she explained in a statement.

She has “Sketchers lookin’ like Balenciaga” and “thrift clothes lookin’ like the Prada.” The video culminates in a beauty salon where a completely naked Princess Nokia reiterates that she “dress for myself, I don’t dress for hype.”

“This song is about the fun I’ve always had taking designer concepts and recreating them with imagination and personality.”

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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