Black Widow by Iggy Azalea Featuring Rita Ora
They are extremely sensual and powerful, similarly to the black widow, whose story they sing. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora suggest in “Black Widow” that women shouldn’t accept any kind of treatment coming from their partners. As the dangerous insect, they are able to take revenge, once they are humiliated.
“Black Widow” is included on Iggy Azalea’s debut album released in 2014, “The New Classic”. The song featuring pop, rap, snap and trap was written by Iggy Azalea, supported by Katy Perry, Sarah Hudson, known for their feminist perspective. Benny Blanco and the duo Stargate completed the team working for the challenging “Black Widow”. Initially “Black Widow” was recorded by Katy Perry for her album “Prism”, but the artist considered that Iggy Azalea would bring a new vibe to it.
The song was produced by Stargate, Tim Blacksmith and Danny D., being released on July 8, 2014.
The debut of the video will remind audience of the 1980s, when people would order a sandwich in a small pub. Waitress Iggy Azalea takes the order of a couple, being affected by the way the man treats his girlfriend, as if her opinion regarding the menu was nonsense. While cutting some vegetables, to make once again the sandwich for the violent customer, Iggy Azalea’s fly, imagining she is a fighter for women’s rights, a Black Widow. Her knife transforms into a veritable sword, engraved with the name of revenge.
The two Black Widows, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, will be trained by a Japanese martial master. Once the training is over, they will start hunting down violent men, including the boyfriend of Rita Ora. The funny details don’t miss from their story, for example the targets are monitored with the help of a tablet and while fighting with a group of men, the Black Widows are able to perform spectacular kung fu moves.
The story of the “Black Widow” inspired a video, that was released on August 13, 2014. Comparing with her previous videos, in the case of “Black Widow” the artist was also its director, along with Director X. Iggy Azalea collaborated with the Canadian director for “No Mediocre” and “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX. “Black Widow” was a special subject for Iggy Azalea, as consequence the cameo appearances include actors such as Michael Madson and Paul Sorvino, while the rapper T.I. would performer a shorter scene.