Shawty Mane is back! Maejor Ali’s video for “Lolly” officially hit the streets on Tuesday (September 17) and the neon-hued clip features lots of sexy dancers as well as Juicy J and Justin Bieber — in his swaggiest mode yet as his rapping alter ego, Shawty Mane.
The visual, directed by Matt Alonzo (Lil Wayne, Far East Movement), has a fairly simple concept. It features producer Maejor (formerly known as Bei Maejor) chilling alongside (the occasionally shirtless) Bieber and Juicy as they rap about hot girls, their prowess as lovers and partying. There are plenty of dancers, popping and locking their way through the clip, throwing a few lollipops up in the air. Though one listen to the track and it is clear “lolly” isn’t referring to a sugary confection.
“Lolly” first made headlines back in February (it officially hit iTunes Tuesday), and Juicy opened up to MTV News about working with the 19-year-old singer on the more mature track. “[Maejor Ali] hit me up, man. He’s like he’s got this record with Justin Bieber he wanted me to do a verse on it,” Juicy said earlier this year. “He was like ’Man, I think this would be crazy… me, you and Justin Bieber,’ which I thought was a great idea too. It’s like people are shocked right now. They’re like ’What the …?’ He sent me the instrumental and I did my verse to it.”
“I love it, man. He went in, man. It shows he can sing, dance, rap,” Juicy added. “He’s talented. He’s talented.”
This is hardly the only Juicy J project that landed online this week. The same day the “Lolly” video dropped, his collaboration with Katy Perry, “Dark Horse,” also made its debut. The track will appear on her October 22 album release, Prism.