“Wild Side” is the first time Normani and Cardi B have collaborated on a track.
The track also receives a visual treatment that pushes the singer into the limelight while showcasing her talent for dancing. Of course, Sean Bankhead led choreography for the video, this is another moment for him as he also choreographed Normani’s viral single “Motivation.” Tanu Muino directed “Wild Side.”
This marks the first time Normani and Cardi B have ever collaborated on a track. Ahead of the release, the duo shared the striking cover art for the single on social media. In a statement, the former Fifth Harmony singer shares details on the collab. “I had already been in rehearsal for about three weeks preparing for the video when Cardi heard the record for the first time.” She adds, “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.”
We love good tweets, so before we share a few of our favorite reactions to the video, we figured it’s worth mentioning that the “Wild Side” clip exudes sex appeal. This single might sneakily become a song we see ourselves returning to all summer long. Did anyone catch the “One In A Million,” Aaliyah sample? Also, when you’re ready to talk about Normani scissoring herself let us know.
Normani was dancing like Laurieann was screaming boom kat and Diddy was about to cut her from the band. She murdered.
— Mel Reneé (@MelReneeStyles) July 16, 2021
You can’t rush what Normani doing idc how tempting it is. This ain’t no microwave shit!!!!! She gon be here for a long time.
— ju tha jeweler 🎋 (@earringdealer) July 16, 2021
we waited 2 years and normani gave us THAT opening scene, scissored a clone of herself, flew up into the air, showed us bare ass…. pic.twitter.com/sHH6jd72Fp
— ally🧚🏿♀️ (@btsxnormani) July 16, 2021
good mornign! if anyone needs to talk about this normani video, specifically the moment normani scissors herself, i am here by dm, phone, text, what’s app, venmo comment whatever.
— Allison P Davis (@AllisonPDavis) July 16, 2021
Normani is a showstopper and we’re hoping the release of this new track points to an upcoming album. She’s been quite secretive for months now on the status of new music. Cardi on the other hand is slated to drop a new album, no release date has been unveiled yet.
Watch the “Wild Side” video below.