Grammy-nominated rapper Offset has dropped the accompanying music video for his next solo single, “Code,” featuring Moneybagg Yo. International supermodel Bella Hadid was recruited to star as the high-fashion-laced visual centerpie.
In the clip, Offset and Moneybagg Yo trade verses (Offset’s best line: “I got so much knowledge I had to get out the streets”), while Hadid poses and stares seductively. The trio, styled by SheShe Pendleton, wear head-to-toe Balenciaga.
“CODE” arrives on the heels of Offset’s first solo record in three years, “5 4 3 2 1.” Within a week, the single generated over 1.2 million Spotify streams and 2.3 million YouTube views on the music video.
Earlier this week, it emerged that Offset filed a lawsuit against his longtime record label, Quality Control Music, accusing the label of trying to stake a claim on his solo career, despite the rapper allegedly paying “millions” for the rights to his own music.
“Offset” now brings this action to vindicate his rights and make it clear to the world that Offset, not Quality Control, owns Offset’s music,” the suit states, with his legal team seeking a declaratory judgment that finds that the label has no rights to Offset’s solo music.
On the Money Musik, ARJI, and Veyis-produced song, Offset and Moneybagg exchange high-energy bars, with Offset sticking to his signature staccato-style delivery. “Ni**as fake, they counterfeit/ Money boost my confidence/ Hating, that’s unfortunate,” he raps. “I get checks, I’m corporate/ White diamonds like porcelain/ You can’t call yourself rich if you do not own no mortgages.”