video concepts, just lots of rumpshaking.
In the clip released Thursday evening, Lopez makes a public service announcement, prepping viewers for "maximum impact" before triggering a countdown that ends with an explosion and alternating opening shots of the stars' backsides, as Lopez chants the chorus "Big big booty, she got a big booty." The scenes get racy as J.Lo and Azalea gyrate, pose seductively, butt-bump, and pat rears in minimal clothes.
By Friday morning, the Hype Williams-directed video had generated 2 million plays on YouTube, 1 million spins on Vevo, and plenty of commotion on Twitter:
The "Black Widow" rapper pays homage to J.Lo's legacy as the queen of curvy figures, rhyming, "The last time the world seen a body that looked this good / It was on Jenny from the block." Pitbull is featured on the original version of the song from Lopez's eighth studio album, A.K.A., released in June. Azalea also guests on A.K.A.'s "Acting Like That."
In April, Lopez previewed the song, co-written by Chris Brown and produced by Diplo, at a private album listening event in Malibu. J.Lo revealed that Brown and her twins, Max and Emme, helped ease her reservations about releasing a song paying homage to her famous asset.
Brown encouraged her as well, saying, "This is the kind of song I want to hear J.Lo do," Lopez told Yahoo Music in April. Lopez took Brown's advice, but sang the song as an anthem for all women. Still, she was not completely comfortable with the song until her children gave her their stamp of approval. "I was in the car with the twins and they were like, 'Big big booty, she got a big booty,' and I saw that it was just a fun record," she said.
Prior to the announcement of the "Booty" collaboration, Azalea said she was honored to work with Lopez. "I love her," she told Ryan Seacrest in May. "I definitely used to sit in my bedroom as a young girl and lip-synch Jennifer Lopez songs, so it's very cool to have a song with her on her album."