DaBaby is getting crucified, literally, in his new music video for “Tough Skin.”
The Charlottesville rapper dropped the introspective track on Tuesday (August 9), and the single’s visual accompaniment finds DaBaby bound to a cross while faceless figures in matching red suits throw rocks at his naked body before lighting him on fire.
“Let’s get this Baby on Baby 2 shit started,” Baby wrote on Instagram to announce the single. In a second post he wrote, “Don’t trip, it’s just the warm up.”
“They didn’t break into my house; they jumped a fence,” he explained while a guest on the Full Send podcast. “They had a hoodie on and was, like, knelt down behind a wall and some more shit … I was actually in the studio putting together the tracklist for the album.
“I got a call from somebody that was outside working, like my contractor. I got a call from him and he was like, ‘Somebody’s on the football field.’ It was just the way he was talking, like, ‘Come outside.’”
He added that “the threat was neutralized.”
During his time on the Full Send podcast, DaBaby also said the new music he’s got in the works is some of the most focused of his career.
“This is the most attention I’ve paid to some music before I’ve dropped it,” he said of the record. “I’m gonna drop it at the beginning of August.”
“Y’all keep running up that mixtape,” DaBaby wrote on IG at the time alongside a clip of Ice Cube and Chris Tucker from the Friday movie. “me & YB made in 2 days & got $2.5 million for that. got these n-ggas in a FRENZY. Relax.”