Directed by Kid Art, the new visuals for Wyclef Jean‘s “I Swear” features Young Thug and Thugger’s fiancee Jerrika Karlae. It all goes down at a beachfront fashion show, where the woman of Thugger’s desires (and fashion designer) is apparently in danger of being poisoned by a model assassin. In an interview with Billboard, Jean explained how the Young Thug collaboration happened.
“Thugger was working on a mixtape and he named one of his songs after me,” he said. “He also featured me on the mixtape on a song called ‘Kanye West.’ The vibes were so strong after he played me some more material and I could feel his pure songwriter style. I understood how talented this young man is and I felt ‘I Swear’ would be a great way for us to do something different, something fresh and new. We mixed 1997 with 2017. I call it ‘over turn’ — that’s when the ‘turn up’ is on overdrive.”
“I Swear” comes from Jean’s upcoming EP, J’ouvert. Watch the video above.