Big Sean released the music video for “Body Language” featuring Jhené Aiko and Ty Dolla $ign from his Detroit 2 album, and the nostalgia of the video has fans mesmerized. The Twenty88 duo and singer take on roles from romantic movies of the 90s including, Poetic Justice, Loves Jones, Waiting to Exhale, and The Best Man.
In the video, the Detroit rapper introduces the single on stage at a poetry club, as a scene found in Love Jones with actor Larenz Tate. It then transitions to him driving a postal service truck and meeting Jhené while she’s working at a salon, which can be recognized in Poetic Justice with Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson. Throughout the video, we get different clips from Poetic Justice, such as the road trip and passionate moments.
“Body Language” brought out several iconic scenes from these 90s movies. In one clip, Jhené reenacts the infamous scene from Love Jones, where Nia Long is in a taxi car conversing with her best friend about her sexual encounter. There’s also a scene where the Slauson native walks away after setting a car on fire, which is a nod to Angela Bassett’s scene from Waiting to Exhale.
By the end of the video, Ty Dolla $ign and Big Sean wrap it up with a little bachelor party held in a hotel. It was a homage to The Best Man film featuring actors Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, and Harold Perrineau.
The Detroit 2 rapper expressed, in an Instagram caption for the release, that the “Body Language” music video was a homage to all the movies he enjoyed growing up. Big Sean even shared a repost on his Instagram story of Janet Jackson approving the music video, which is huge coming from the original actress. Which scene is your favorite?