Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Lana Del Rey Drop Female-Empowered "Don't Call Me Angel" Video

Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Lana Del Rey Drop Female-Empowered "Don't Call Me Angel" Video

As part of the Charlie's Angels soundtrack, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey team up for a celebration of womanhood.

As part of the Charlie's Angels soundtrack, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey team up for a celebration of womanhood.

Text: Dylan Kelly

An invincible trio, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Lana Del Rey just dropped their collaborative track “Don’t Call Me Angel” along with a Hannah Lux Davis-directed music video for the upcoming movie Charlie’s Angels, and it’s a fiery masterpiece. An ode to Destiny’s Child’s "Independent Woman" for the 2000 adaptation of the film, this modern take celebrates womanhood with iconic ensembles of devilish black wings and an eclectic blend of each artist’s contrasting vocal styles. 

As the three wicked angels stand defiantly in the first frame, Ari opens the song, “Boy, don’t call me angel. You aint got me right.” Now in a glowing white angel apparatus, Grande personifies the pure autonomy of women as she continues, “Boy, don’t call me angel. You can’t pay the price.” The scene then pounces to Miley aggressively tying up a man in a boxing ring as she sings, “I make my own money / and I write my own checks, / so say my name with a little respect.” Demanding reverence in a rightful attack, Miley’s fortitude serves as a metaphor of the resilient battle for gender equality. In a more passionate note, Lana lays by a fire in a sultry red dress and sings, “You can’t get me off your mind / I appreciate the way you want, I ain’t gonna lie.” While the track primarily focuses on the strive for women’s rights, Lana reminds us of a powerful lust that elevates the song’s villainous allure.

 As part of the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack co-executive produced by Ariana Grande, this influential trifecta of women is surely turning heads ahead of the movie’s release. Starring Kirsten Stuart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska as the three angels and Elisabeth Banks as Bosley, this latest rendition is set to hit theaters on November 15. Juxtaposing dynamically independent women across pop culture, “Don’t Call Me Angel” is a rightful triumph of feminine power. 

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