Ari Lennox, J Cole unveil “Shea Butter Baby” visual

    The song appears on Mike Will Made-It’s ‘Creed II: The Album.’

    Ari Lennox, J Cole
    Image: Ari Lennox official YouTube

    “Shea Butter Baby,” Ari Lennox and J Cole’s collab for Mike Will Made-It’s Creed II: The Album, has finally received the music video treatment.

    Directed by Bennett Johnson, the clip opens with Lennox who tries to get her man’s attention, but fails. Disappointed and annoyed, the R&B singer begins dreaming of an alternate reality where her lover is hypnotized by her moves. “You lost in the shape of my hips / Hope there is a mood / If you really down, we can find it,” she sings.

    Cole enters during the video’s second half, joining Lennox to perform his rapid-fire verse before the Dreamville labelmates connect on the final chorus. Towards the end, the MV flashes back and forth between Lennox’s dream and the real world, until the singer eventually has her man wrapped around her finger.

    Watch the video for “Shea Butter Baby” below: