Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét‘s first official track together “Monopoly” is finally out, with an accompanying music video. The pair, who had been featured numerous times in each other’s songs in the past, just dropped the highly-anticipated collaboration as a duo.
Filled with “home video” production, the video itself is an emoji-laden living meme, shot with a bunch of handheld cameras. The duo parody Twitter memes, with the two tossing away text like “haters”, “negativity” and even “Trump”, while taking in good vibes like “healing”, “loyalty” and “light” – all the while looking like they’re having the time of their lives.
Both Grande and Monét tweeted out that the song was meant to serve as a “thank you” to their fans. The pair worked together in writing two of Grande’s biggest hits this year, “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings,” along with a number of other songs on both Sweetener and Thank U, Next.
— Victoria Monét (@VictoriaMonet) April 1, 2019
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 1, 2019
The new track comes just two months after Grande released her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next. “Monopoly” was originally intended for Grande’s Dangerous Woman but ultimately didn’t make the cut.
“to friendship, freedom, protecting your energy 🧚🏼♂️ and staying right in your bag 🖤 we love you.” Arianna shared on her Twitter after releasing the song. Nonetheless, check out the video below.