A’ja Wilson is bigger than life, on the court docket and off, and rapper Saweetie is right here to indicate it.
The WNBA’s reigning MVP, who carried the Las Vegas Aces to the finals, is featured in Saweetie’s official music video for “Quick (Movement)” that dropped early Friday. The discharge comes one week earlier than the WNBA ideas off its 25th anniversary season on Might 14.
The Aces’ star ahead towers within the streets of New York whereas enjoying one-on-one towards Saweetie, notably in the franchise’s new jerseys. The 2 are supersized to face half the scale of the buildings with ads of Black-owned companies within the background.
Wilson and Napheesa Collier spoke with the rapper/singer/songwriter on their podcast, “Tea with A & Phee,” while in the wubble last season. The trio spoke of destructive connotations heaped on Black girls, and although Wilson and Collier tried to get the tea on Saweetie’s album launch, the rapper would not give it.
The only samples Ciara’s “Obtained Me Good,” which is a favourite on TikTok, together with for veterans and sisters Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks.
Wilson, 24, is having a headline offseason. In January, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, her alma mater South Carolina honored her with an 11-foot bronze statue of her on the campus in entrance of Colonial Life Enviornment. In a shifting speech, she made be aware that her grandmother, who grew up within the space, wasn’t allowed to stroll on the South Carolina campus as a lady as a result of she was Black.
Wilson additionally launched a success luxurious candle line with scents named for her MVP, Rookie of the Yr, All-Star and nationwide championship accolades.
The Aces open the season on Might 15 in a WNBA finals rematch towards the Seattle Storm, which received the sequence in three video games. It will air on ABC as one of many 100 nationally televised regular-season games across networks. Wilson’s Aces are stacked and favorites to win the title this 12 months.
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