Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora have dropped a teaser video for their collaborative “Black Widow” single, showcasing what looks like a Kill Bill inspired samurai scene. Iggy and Ora’s silhouettes dance against a turquoise background, sporting what look like matching skin-tight samurai gear and high ponytails. Rita Ora posted the clip on her Instagram and Iggy quickly followed suit, posting a teaser to all forms of social media with hashtag #BlackWidowComingSoon…..Like Really Soon.
Rap Up reports that the video was filmed in Los Angeles last month, and that the two blondes glossed over some kung-fu and samurai training. The video opens with Iggy playing a waitress at a diner, when Rita and Kill Bill star Michael Madson (Madson plays Budd, Bill’s brother in the film) walk in and take a table. The video progresses to scenes of Rita and Iggy hunting down Madson. Watch the 20 second teaser on Rita Ora’s Instagram here. You can listen to the full song here.
Iggy and Rita are planning to perform the track together for the very first time at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on August 24th. This performance follows a minor disaster for Rita Ora, when she couldn’t perform at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. The singer was slated to perform last Sunday, but cancelled last minute. She provided no clear explanation of her absence, but rumor has it ex Calvin Harris prevented her from performing “I Will Never Let You Down,” a track that he wrote for her. It’s possible her VMA duet with Azalea will make up for her aborted performance least weekend. Considering Iggy and Rita’s past relationships, Black Widow’s theme of revenge is oddly fitting. The Black Widow premiere at the VMAs foreshadows what looks like will be another enormously popular pop-collaborative for Iggy Azalea, who’s still riding the massive success of her music video for “Fancy” featuring Charlie XCX off of her debut album.