Bebe Rexha is back in full swing with her new single, “Baby, I’m Jealous.” The 31-year-old songstress teamed up with Doja Cat on this funk-pop track exploring the topic of jealousy that often puts relationships to the test, especially in the age of social media.
“Went from beautiful to ugly // ‘Cause insecurity told me you don’t love me // All it takes is a girl above me // On your timeline to make me nothing,” Rexha sings, as she gets vulnerable about how her partner seeing beautiful women on social media makes her go from feeling beautiful and empowered to insecure in an instant.
“Baby, I’m jealous // Of the pictures that you like // Baby, I’m jealous // Of the girls with lighter eyes,” she continues, diving further into the feeling of insecurity women often feel when they see their partner liking photos of beautiful women on the timeline.
Doja Cat comes in with a more confident approach, saying, “That chick can’t be that chick // Baby, I’m a bad b*tch // If he fiendin’ he’ll prolly get a catfish // Keep him dreamin’ to pull up on a nap, sh*t // I don’t even be askin’ him, ‘Who that chick,’” This, coupled with Bebe’s more vulnerable and insecure lyrics, paints a very accurate picture of the “dichotomy” she refers to in the pre-chorus. One minute we can feel like a “bad b*tch,” and the next we can feel deeply insecure. It’s a roller coaster of emotions that so many can relate to.
Bebe is known for her deeply honest lyrics that often explore the trials and tribulations of being a woman in the social media era. Doja Cat is known for her positive and empowering lyrics that promote owning who you are as a woman. This collaboration is a dichotomy in and of itself, which makes it so fitting given the theme of going back and forth between feeling confident and insecure. It’s a truly yin and yang type pairing.
The new single is Bebe Rexha’s first drop of 2020 and is the lead single of her much-anticipated sophomore album. Back in July, Bebe took to social media to announce that her follow-up album to her 2018 debut release, Expectations, will be delayed until “the world is a better place.” She mentioned that this is “the best project I have ever worked on” and that it is “worth the wait.”
The video, which (lucky for us) dropped the same day as the song, features social media stars Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg. It takes us on multiple trips back in time, serving major looks along the way. Check out the video for “Baby, I’m Jealous” here:
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