Victoria Monét has watched her star rise over the course of 2019 — after years of releasing her own music while crafting hits for other stars, her duet with Ariana Grande on "Monopoly" got fans' attention. Now, she's making sure they don't look away.
On Tuesday (Oct. 22), Monét released her new song "Ass Like That," a smooth, sultry R&B track where the star bosses up her own good looks, and speaks openly about her relationship with the gym (who she personifies almost as a love interest in the song). "I know you love the way I'm looking in my jeans/ You wish that you could hold that," she sings.
The new lyric video for the track, similarly, sees the singer working on her fitness game. Clad in '70s-inspired workout gear, with spandex and legwarmers included, Monét pays homage to the workout tapes of the era, as she rides her vintage stationary bike, does aerobic stretches and much more.
In a statement released with the song, Monét said that she wanted to make a song that accurately described her relationship with her body, and the standards that society puts on it. "I wanted to be strong enough to talk about my own body the way men do in many rap songs," she said. "I reserve and deserve the right to talk about it, with or without the world's approval, because they never asked for mine…I hope this song inspires more women to feel good about the personal goals they set out to achieve and talk about them how they please. Let this song be one of many on the soundtrack to that journey."
Monét's longtime friend and collaborator Ariana Grande joined fans in praising the song on Twitter. "My bestie’s first single off her new project is out now and i need y’all to drop what you’re doing immediately and celebrate," she wrote. "It’s a fuckin bop @VictoriaMonet you are so so loved."
Check out the new lyric video for Monét's "Ass Like That" below: