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.”