It’s always a good time when you’re hanging out with the bestie, right? Well, if you’re Victoria Monét and Ariana Grande, it can also be a profitable time. Ari partnered with Victoria — who happened to co-write a few of her recent hits like “thank u, next” and “7 Rings” — for new single “Monopoly,” which finds the ladies feeling themselves and celebrating their successes.
The track is a light little ditty where the twosome touch on some of their most recent highlights — specifically being able to ball out of control due to creating so many hits. It’s also about brushing away bad vibes and addressing haters who have something to say. Yeah, it’s not the deepest artistic expression, but it’s cute nonetheless. They get even cuter in the song’s meme-filled video. In it, we see Ari and Victoria draped in luxury finery and matching thigh-high patent leather boots while chilling on what looks like a hotel rooftop (which would make sense, seeing as Ariana’s currently on the road for her Sweetener World Tour). A mixture of more high-definition footage and shots that were recorded on a camcorder are shown as emojis, gifs and words are displayed across the screen à la viral Instagrammer Donté Colley and his motivational dance videos. But the real star of the show is the camaraderie between the two buddies, who look like their having the time of their lives.
Check out Ariana and Victoria celebrating each other in the video for “Monopoly” below.