The queens are ready to take their throne and they’re not here to play.
The stars of ABC’s upcoming music drama Queens bring the heat in a steamy new music video for the show’s first single “Nasty Girl.”
Decked out in a black bikini with a gold chain saying “Nasty Bi-ch,” Eve opens the video. The Grammy-winning rapper then admires a group of buff guys and begins spitting bars about being a nasty girl. Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy later join Eve on the track and show off their own rap skills.
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Tim Story directed the music video. Def Jam Recordings, the official label partner for all original music for the show, released the single. Swizz Beatz oversees all music for the series.
Queens stars Eve, Naughton, Velazquez and Brandy as four 1990s hip-hop legends in their 40s who reunite in hopes of recapturing their fame from the time they worked together as rap group Nasty Bi-ches.
The show’s four leads released a joint statement saying the new music video is a tribute to ’90s hip-hop culture.
“As artists who came up in the ’90s, ‘Nasty Girl’ is our love letter to the groundbreaking music and hip-hop culture of the era,” the women said. “Filming the music video on a yacht in Miami, with the Champagne flowing and pyrotechnics blasting, stirred up a sense of nostalgia and pride in how far we have come as artists. To still be in the game today and supporting each other along the way is what our show Queens is all about.”
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Eve plays Brianna aka Professor Sex, Naughton is Jill aka Da Thrill who founded the group, Velazquez is Valeria aka Butter Pecan and Brandy plays Naomi aka Lyrics. The cast also includes Taylor Sele as Eric Jones and Pepi Sonuga as Lil Muffin.
Zahir McGhee, Sabrina Wind and Tim Story are executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. The pilot episode is written by McGhee and directed by Story.
Queens premieres Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 10/9c on ABC.