Iggy Azalea Introduces “Sally Walker”

Iggy Azalea Introduces “Sally Walker”

The lead single from her second album was accompanied by a queer celeb-filled music video.

The lead single from her second album was accompanied by a queer celeb-filled music video.

Text: Julian Wright

Iggy Azalea has had a tough couple of years recently. After a very public breakup with ex-fiancée Nick Young and two major label moves following her debut album, Azalea seems positioned to finally reclaim her reign on the rap throne. “Sally Walker,” Azalea’s first song in seven months, is the debut single from her long-anticipated sophomore album, In My Defense. Over a “Humble”-esque piano trap beat, the Australian raptress shows off her lyrical prowess and playful delivery. Stemming from the popular children’s game of the same name, “Sally Walker” weaves through coy choruses of the game’s repetitive nursery rhyme and clever bars delivered with heft. With familiar swagger, Azalea raps “All of you bitches is mad at me/Pro'ly mad cause you ain't in my tax bracket/You bitches is broker than glass crackin’.” Fresh from her time away, Iggy Azalea is returning to the public eye, brushing off her haters with fire and unabashed self-confidence.

“Sally Walker” seemed to have been here for a good time, not a long time, as the song’s simultaneously released music video follows the glamorous funeral for its titular character. Featuring a star-studded cast of queer celebrities, including many RuPaul’s Drag Race alums, the music video never strays away from spectacle. After Shea Couleé runs down Sally Walker in her red Trans Am, we’re treated with a wake and funeral procession led by Iggy Azalea (and a few backup dancers), clad in sexy ensembles. Leading the procession towards Sally’s final resting place, Azalea sprawls atop a hi-riser Cadillac in a dazzling nude body suit, coated in tattoo-like images, and a scarlet fedora hat with a knee-length lace veil. After eulogizing to a sobbing crowd, including the likes of Mayhem Miller and glam guru, James Charles, Azalea lays “Sally Walker” to rest with some cemetery choreography. In life and in death, “Sally Walker” serves its consumers opulence.

Nice to meet you, Sally! Watch the video for Iggy Azalea’s “Sally Walker” below.

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