AceShowbiz - Cardi B and Normani Kordei have made people do a double-take with the "Wild Side" music video. Just one day after teasing the new project, the "WAP" hitmaker and the former Fifth Harmony member finally unleashed the song and its visual that sees them sensually dancing as they go naked.
The clip, which was dropped on Thursday, July 15, begins with Normani chanting her verse as she flaunts her sexy moves in a number of stellar outfits. They include a short violet dress and a red ensemble. "We can't just keep talking about it/ We think too often about/ We can't just be cautious, I want to get wild," she sings in the chorus. "Take me for a ride boy/ Show me your wild side, boy. I wanna get wild."
The footage then shows Normani and Cardi hugging each other on a set surrounded by hanging chains. "It's my d**k and I want it now/ Tell me how you want/ Put me on my back and my stomach," the wife of Offset raps. "Baby, let me blow it like a trumpet/ I could do it all/ I could probably suck a watermelon through a straw/ Believe me."
Just one day earlier, the duo took to their respectives Instagram accounts to post risque cover art for "Wild Side". "Get your coins ready @normani 7/15 9pm PST," the femcee penned alongside the snap of the two posing in nothing but their hair to cover their private areas.
Speaking about her collaboration with Cardi, Normani told the press, "I had already been in rehearsal for about three weeks preparing for the video when Cardi heard the record for the first time." She added, "She really showed up for me and brought this record to life by simply doing what Cardi does best. I love that woman down and I'm forever grateful."
This was not the first time Normani and Cardi worked together. The former "The X Factor" contestant previously appeared in the music video for the latter and Megan Thee Stallion's Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit "WAP".
"Wild Side" marks Normani's first solo single since dropping "Motivation" in 2019. She previously appeared on collaborative singles "Dancing With a Stranger" alongside Sam Smith, "Love Lies" with Khalid and "Diamond" with Megan.