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See 21 Savage, Future, Metro Boomin Gloat in ‘X’ Video

Savage and Co. party as revenge against exes who didn’t believe in them

21 Savage, Future, and producer Metro Boomin have no qualms about leaving former lovers behind in the hit single “X.” In the trio’s new video, the three men dance around a mostly empty mansion, joyride in a limousine, drink vodka and flip off the camera in an extended display of uncaring. 

To make Savage more sympathetic, the “X” visual initially portrays the rapper as a victim; when his girlfriend comes home to find him playing video games on the couch, she reams Savage out. “I’m tired of every time I come home you playing games!” she yells. “You ain’t shit; you ain’t gonna be shit!”

The rest of the video is a long, gloating “look at me now” from one of the year’s breakout rappers. “Hold up, I’m just flexin’ on my ex-bitch,” Savage declares. “Fuck a wedding ring, I bought a necklace.” Future occasionally interjects a few curt lines, echoing and reinforcing Savage’s distant stance: “I ain’t textin’ back that bitch, hold up/ I ain’t stressin’ bout that bitch, hold up.”

“X” appeared earlier this year on Savage and Metro Boomin’s collaborative project, Savage Mode. The song went on to become a top 40 hit and earned a spot on Rolling Stone‘s 50 Best Songs of 2016. In November, the single was certified platinum by the RIAA. 

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