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Megan Thee Stallion drops animated video for 'Savage' but fans have mixed feelings about her fighter avatar

The new 'Savage' video sees her bring down an evil organization in retro gaming graphics
Megan Thee Stallion (Getty Images)
Megan Thee Stallion (Getty Images)

Megan Thee Stallion has dropped a new music video for her hit, 'Savage', on May 21. The track is the third single off her recent EP, 'Suga'. The new music video, directed by Jude MC, follows the release of the song's remix with Beyoncé, which dropped at the end of April and helped propel the song to No. 1 on Rolling Stone's Top 100 Songs chart. Major Lazer also produced a remix of 'Savage' earlier this month. Megan Thee Stallion's 'Suga' EP released in March, marking her first release since her 2019 breakout mixtape, 'Fever'.

The American rapper gives the gaming community a treat, as the new animated visual gets a mash of anime and older 3D video game styles. We see Megan featuring as a one-woman-army breaking into a highly-guarded evil organization that produces robot dancers, guns blazing, riding a futuristic superbike and taking out security who guard the facility. Think of the combined aesthetics of 'Mirror's Edge', the early 'Splinter Cell' games and 'Control' and you may get a clearer idea.

Megan Thee Stallion got a lot of mixed reactions to the new music video on Twitter. Some weren't taking to the old gaming graphics style while others loved it. "Look at our Anime/ Gaming Queen thrive," said a fan while another wrote, "We saw and loved it queen." One fan said, "This is it right here! Finna fire up my ps2 after this!" For others, maybe the new music video is something of an acquired taste. "What in the 2004 animation is this," wrote a fan. Other comments said, "I love Megan but this isn’t it" and "I can't believe I waited so long for the video to be so bad."

Megan Thee Stallion is low-key about her enthusiasm for games, as fans would know, but doesn't shy away from the topic when she has her eyes on a new game she wants to conquer. In April, the rapper shared an Instagram clip of herself playing 'Mortal Kombat 11'. She wrote in the caption, "I finally got mk11 I’m bout to learn how to beat everybody ass real quick."