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Wale tossed Stadium Club an alley-oop when he released his single “Clappers” this summer. With its thunderous intro, EU sample, Chuck Brown shout-out, and guest appearances from Nicki Minaj and Juicy J, the track seemed like pabulum for both the strip-club set and the rapper’s local fanbase. But he didn’t release a video for the song until today, which seems to violate the laws of summer jams.
It’s not entirely clear why the video took so long to drop, but it probably wasn’t related to a too-ambitious concept: This minimalist video does not pretend to be more complex than the song. It’s got women in butt-enhancing attire, a cameo from Meek Mill, butts, butts, clapping, butts, and rappers alternately engaging and ignoring the butts. Fortunately, Nicki Minaj offers a bright spot with her gyrations and lyrics (“Got ass for days/Come activate/This ass on fire, evacuate”).