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2 Chainz, Pharrell Make A Fashion Statement With ‘Feds Watching’

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(Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

(Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Mark this day down in your calendar, because it may well be the day 2 Chainz brought the waif back. It also may be the first video where Pharrell shows up as the worst-dressed person on set.

Pharrell’s fashion faux pas aside, director Ryan Hope (Wiz Khalifa, George Michael — and New Music To Know artist Alpine) exploits a silhouette not often seen in hip-hop videos. And a look that hasn’t been popular since the ’90s when Kate Moss brought heroin chic to the masses.

But the look of the video, which switches off between the black & white style of a Herb Ritz photo shoot and a color-saturated Martin Scorcese drugs & gangsters film, matches the lyrics.

For the first time in his career, this artist formerly known as Tity Boi is rapping about designer clothes from Alexander Wang, Commes Des Garçones, Armani, Givenchy and Gucci. All while throwing dollar bills at strippers and dealing drugs so, don’t worry, he’s not completely in a new universe.

Read more and watch the video on Radio.com.

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