Bruno Mars dropped a brand new track featuring rapper Cardi B on Wednesday, Jan. 3, and fans can't get enough of it!
'Finesse' Inspired By 'In Living Color'
The R&B singer's latest release is a remixed version of his single, "Finesse," from his 2016 album, 24K Magic, and marks his first collab with the "Bodak Yellow" rapper.
The retro-inspired music video of the song shows the two of them dressed in 90s clothing while they play with neon paint in a room surrounded by a white cloth. The scene is a clear reference to the opening credits of the 90s sketch comedy series In Living Color.
Hours before releasing the song, Mars teased that the music video was a dedication to his most favorite television show. He also thanked In Living Color creator Keenen Ivory Wayans and Fox Studios on Twitter for helping out with the video.
In the video, Cardi B dons a yellow crop top and high-waist denim shorts along with a bomber jacket, which she combined with large hoop earrings and a backward-worn baseball cap.
Bruno Mars, on the other hand, sported a green, yellow, black and white-striped tee over a white sweatshirt and completed his look with light-blue jeans and some gold chains.
"It's my Big Bronx Boogie got all them girls shook / My big fat a** got all them boys cooked," Cardi B raps in the video. "We went from dolla bills now we poppin' rubber bands / Bruno sing to me while I do my money dance!"
Mars takes over in the second verse as he busts out some of his dance moves on a rooftop set in a soundstage and sings about how they "look good together" before belting out the hook; "We out here drippin' in finesse / It don't make no sense / Out here drippin' in finesse / You know it, you know it."
Cardi B's Rise To Fame
The timing of "Finesse" couldn't have been any better for both artists. Cardi B gained an incredible amount of popularity this summer with her record-smashing hit "Bodak Yellow," which made her the first female rapper since Lauryn Hill" to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
She also picked up two Grammy nominations for the song and is among the performers at Coachella this year. Meanwhile, Mars spent most of the year touring around the world to promote his double platinum album 24K Magic.
Check out the music video below.