Major Lazer Blow Up Butts in Absurdist ‘Bubble Butt’ Video

“Bubble Butt” (SPIN’s 40th Best Song of the Year so far) is the secret gem of Major Lazer’s Free the Universe — a flagrantly fun and ridiculous track with the year’s catchiest chorus you don’t want to be caught singing in public. It won’t be a secret much longer: Diplo commissioned frequent collaborator Eric Wareheim, of cult comedy duo Tim & Eric, to direct the song’s video, and it’s the type of absurdist and self-consciously provocative video that helped create Major Lazer’s mythology. None of the song’s stars — Diplo, Bruno Mars, Tyga — appear in the video, but considering it depicts women getting their butts literally inflated, that probably makes sense.

More importantly, the video features a short eight-bar verse from 2 Chainz, who was all but born to rap over a beat this springy with a conceit this specific. Sometimes, the planets align.

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