Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Twerk in Cutout Swimsuits For Their “Bongos” Video
Before we bid swimsuit season adieu, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have a parting gift. On Sept. 8, the rappers released their “Bongos” music video, and it’s filled with enough sultry swimwear moments to tide us over until next summer. The visuals kick off with a group of dancers twerking atop beach chairs in a rainbow array of cutout one-pieces, setting the tone for the vibrant looks to come. Throughout the video, Both Cardi and Megan rotate through a series of colorful outfits styled with wild heels, chunky bangles, and feathered headpieces. The entire production is a sartorial work of art.
A whole team of fashion experts helped bring the “Bongos” video to life, and we must give credit where it’s due. Cardi B’s longtime stylist Kollin Carter provided styling direction, tapping designer Matthew Reisman to create most of the one-pieces Cardi B, Megan, and their backup dancers wear. The fuzzy couture hats are by Sarah Sokol and assistant Clare Glenn, and the halo-like feathered headpieces are by Harris Reed in collaboration with Vivienne Lake. Designer Emilio Pucci also customized a colorful abstract print used to not only make a form-fitting catsuit for Cardi B, but also cover an entire couch and room.
“Bongos” marks Cardi and Megan’s first musical collaboration since 2020’s “WAP,” which had a similarly stylish music video. In that visual, they wore corset bodysuits, animal print galore, and slick latex looks, while Normani, Kylie Jenner, and several other stars made cameos wearing outfits that embody the song’s theme of female sexuality. One thing’s for sure: we can always count on these two to deliver statement-making looks when they link up.
Join us in soaking up the swimsuit inspiration by admiring every look from the “Bongos” music video ahead.