Tyga becomes a hero of an anime in the music video of his new single, Boss Up.
The almost four-minute clip combines shots from real life with animation. It begins with the Californian rapper driving a red car in a city that resembles Tokyo. He heads to a penthouse restaurant to meet his girlfriend.
A man, the antagonist of the video, spots him and sends his army to interrupt their date. Luckily, animated Tyga is dating a total "boss" who takes matters into her own hands, whips up a firearm, and kills the masked ninjas who dare interrupt their date.
The video was created Pixel Pirate Studios, the same studio responsible for the music video of "Zombie Walk," a song by Desiigner.
"Boss Up" is a new single from his new album, Bitch I'm The Shit Vol. 2.
Six Years Later
The new album released earlier this year was a sequel to Bitch I'm The Shit, a mixtape that was released in 2011. It took him six years to come up with a sequel, but Tyga thinks that this is the right time to revisit it.
"[T]he first version was something that really started my career," he told Billboard. "I felt like I wanted to do a volume two as a gift to my fans, but at the same time, I wanted them to know that I'm back on my s--t."
Then he was embroiled in a controversy when rumors spread that he was dating reality television star, Kylie Jenner when she was 16. The couple went public with their romance in 2015, a few days after she turned 18. They broke up last year.
However, like a trooper, he was able to get back on his feet. He signed with Kanye West and Pusha T's label, G.O.O.D. Music. Bitch I'm The Shit 2 is his first album under the new record label.
Tyga added that, while the title was the same, he does not want to give his fans just a rehash of his old material.
"I'm still gonna give you some new waves, too. It's like a new sound," he promised. "It doesn't sound like a whole Mustard project. It doesn't sound like it's just all West Coast sounding [music.] It's melodic. It's everywhere. It's just a whole new wave."
Bitch I'm The Shit 2 was released on July 21.