Jhené Aiko takes a Trip into the future with Rae Sremmurd in the video for the newly-released remix to “Sativa.”
Matching the song’s overall vibe, the visual is quite the psychedelic trip. Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi unlock a touch-screen portal and are transported into a dreamlike world, where they meet up with Jhené, who shows off several looks, including a mysterious card dealer, a leather-wearing seductress, a red contact-sporting beauty, and that of a vulnerable damsel in a Nud3 bikini.
Jhené’s confidence in the visual is matched by her cockiness on the track. “I said go and take a shot on me,” she sings. “Only drug a b!tch is on is the tree / But I lasted 10 rounds like a freak / Like a G.”
According to Aiko, the song took nearly two years to complete. “I had this melody for almost two years now and I just couldn’t put it into words,” she told NPR. “Everyone, even No I.D., was like, ‘Why don’t you just put it on your album like that, so people can just feel what you’re saying.’ Then, at the very last minute, Amaire [Johnson], who produces on the album, said, ‘We should call Swae Lee.’ And I’m a fan. So we had a session, he came through. That inspired me and I came up with new verses.”