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Music Video Breakdown: 'SG'

Ozuna, Lisa, Meghan Thee Stallion, and DJ Snake in the music video for "SG."
Ozuna, Lisa, Meghan Thee Stallion, and DJ Snake in the music video for "SG." By Courtesy of DJ Snake/YouTube
By Alisa S. Regassa, Crimson Staff Writer

The peaceful sounds of waves crashing on an idyllic Caribbean beach join carnival dancers swaying their hips to and fro in the opening scene of the music video for “SG,” (short for Sexy Girls), the latest track from DJ Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion and Blackpink’s Lisa. This 10-second scene is the last moment of calm before the hectic hurricane that hits this tropical music video.

The image of Meghan Thee Stallion writhing in a pool of water immediately breaks the moment of serenity. She is joined by Lisa from a set in Korea, DJ Snake from a yacht on a beach, and Ozuna from an undisclosed location. From the outset, this interesting cast of characters makes the collaboration even more chaotic by virtue of being in many different places at once. The temporal instability fragments the video and the sporadic cutaway scenes and neon light frame shifts further contribute to the viewer’s erratic experience.

Not only are they physically in different locations, each of the artist’s storylines are equally as disorganized. DJ Snake, for example, breaks up with his tour manager by text before going on vacation and breaking out some questionable dance moves with Ozuna. Meg’s intense eye contact threatens the viewer to keep watching her throw it back. Meanwhile, Lisa is left stranded in Korea, choppily edited into a low quality green screen during the group shoots and dancing like her rent is due.

The choreography could also not be more different for each of these characters. While Lisa is pirouetting and frolicking under the moon, Meg’s sole objective is making waves in the water, and Ozuna and DJ Snake undertake an interpretive performance of Drake’s dance from “Hotline Bling.”

The only question this music video proposes — and subsequently fails to address — is who exactly is the sexy girl in question? Is it Meg, twerking seemingly for attention? Is it the various carnival dancers whose faces flash like paroxystic afterthoughts? Or is it the hologram version of Lisa, zooming in for a guest appearance? All the audience knows for sure is that this music video has no proper direction, lacks a plot, and is four minutes too long.

—Staff writer Alisa S. Regassa can be reached at alisa.regassa@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter at @alisaregassa.

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