Lil Mama is the latest artist to be inspired by Rihanna’s “Work.”
Dropping a remix video to the pop star’s latest colossal No. 1 single, the Brooklyn rapstress threw a basement party of her own, complete with her own verses on the Boi-1da dancehall backdrop. Taking a cue from the colorful lighting from Ri-Ri’s visuals, Lil Mama puts a spin on things with a choreographed dance routine (Milly Rock included), new bars, and a sung bridge. Clad in a studded leather jacket and a white mesh dress, she warns, “2016, got a lot of music dropping.”
Rihanna and Drake’s Midas touch record has churned out remixes from the likes of Lil Mama and A$AP Ferg, as well as a dance video from Keke Palmer, and a few social media clips from Gabrielle Union, Teyana Taylor and Elle Varner. Since its Feb 22 premiere, the two part visual, featuring a steamy surprise from director Tim Erem, has pulled in over 80 million views. The duo also took the hit track to the stage at the 2016 BRIT Awards.
Watch Lil Mama’s version of “Work” below: