Get Moving With Gwen Stefani and Saweetie’s ‘Slow Clap’ Video

Get Moving With Gwen Stefani and Saweetie’s ‘Slow Clap’ Video

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Get Moving With Gwen Stefani and Saweetie’s ‘Slow Clap’ Video

The energetic music video gets into the Y2K high school spirit.

The energetic music video gets into the Y2K high school spirit.

Text: Luana Harumi

From low-rise jeans to Juicy Couture, Y2K aesthetics have clearly made a comeback – and, being one of the most iconic performers from that period, Gwen Stefani is surely a fitting voice for this 2000s revival. Her latest release, “Slow Clap,” gives off nostalgic “Hollaback Girl” vibes, now with a welcome twist: a new remix featuring California rapper Saweetie.

Directed by long-time Stefani collaborator Sophie Muller, the new music video for the collab sees the duo dancing and playing in a high school-inspired basketball court and locker room in sporty, colorful outfits – later swapped for flowy, ruffled prom dresses.

The lyrics celebrate resilience and confidence even when you’re feeling like an underdog in signature Stefani style: “Been the champion, rang the bell / Rocked the bottom, been through hell,” she sings. “Climbed the mountain, now I'm well / I just feel like coming back for the belt.”

Saweetie is also unapologetically confident in her verse: “My favorite position is CEO, check the stats / Me and Gwen Stefani snatchin’ wigs on the track.” She also references Stefani’s songs “Hollaback Girl” and “Rich Girl” with the lines “I ain’t no Hollaback b****/ Now I got it, I ain’t gotta act rich.”

“I saw on the internet that Saweetie had posted her listening to my song ‘Luxurious,’ so then I wrote to the guy helping me find a feature, ‘Oh look, it’s in the air, Saweetie’s listening to my song,'” Stefani told Variety. “He said, ‘Oh, you want her to hop on your song?’ I said, ‘Sure!’ and then literally the next day she posts, ‘I’m going in to work with someone, here’s a clue: she’s iconic.’”

Saweetie had her verse ready on that same day and Stefani decided to reshoot the “Slow Clap” video (which she had already started filming) to include the rapper.

Watch the cheerful video below:

Credits: Cover photo by Meeno Peluce/Courtesy of Interscope Records.

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