Saweetie and Jhené came together for “Back to the Streets” back in October–and now, a month later, they’ve given their track the visual treatment. The West Coast natives are both strong, independent women who don’t need a man (even though they currently date two of the most famous rappers in the world, respectively) so they’ve channeling that energy for this song and for the video.
To help them portray this message, Saweetie and Jhené enlisted the help of acclaimed music video director Dave Meyers–former TDE President and Kendrick Lamar’s main squeeze) to create the visual. The song itself was co-produced by Timbaland.
In the video, both artists refuse to entertain men who aren’t forwarding their careers. The video opens with a younger Diamonte (aka Saweetie) getting her hair done as her sister turns away a boy who comes to their front door looking for her. When she asks her why she did that, her sister replies, “’cause he’s from the streets.”
Check out the video for “Back to the Streets” down below to see Saweetie and Jhené Aiko in action: