Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cobra” Music Video: A Symbolic Shedding of the Past
In Megan Thee Stallion’s latest music video for her new single “Cobra,” she delivers a powerful visual and lyrical narrative that’s much more than just a song. It’s a statement of personal evolution, resilience, and artistic expression. The video opens with a striking image of Megan climbing out of a snake’s jaws, symbolizing rebirth and the shedding of past experiences.
A Cinematic Journey Through Adversity
The “Cobra” music video is a cinematic portrayal of Megan’s journey over the last few years, touching on her struggles with depression, a dispute with her label, and the highly publicized 2020 shooting incident involving Tory Lanez. Megan has transformed these challenges into a deeply personal and empowering piece of art.
Beauty in Transformation
Megan’s makeup, crafted by her go-to makeup artist Lauren Elise Child, and the special effects by Miranda Jory, play a significant role in the video’s storytelling. The beauty looks are inspired by snake prints, textures, and shapes, adding an authentic yet imaginative touch to Megan’s transformation. Child’s favorite moment is when Megan first emerges from the snake, featuring spiky lashes and dewy skin that pay homage to the reptilian theme.
The video’s beauty narrative is a collaborative effort, with Child working closely with Jory’s special effects team. They coordinated on the use of products that would complement the prosthetics and special effects, ensuring a seamless integration of beauty makeup and SFX to tell the story from head to toe.
Hairstyles That Speak Volumes
Celebrity hairstylist Kellon Deryck, who frequently works with Megan, created a variety of hairstyles that subtly hint at the snake motif without being too literal. From an intricate updo resembling scales to a ponytail with face-framing “fangs,” each style contributes to the video’s thematic depth.
Behind the Scenes with Passion
The shoot spanned several days, with Deryck emphasizing the importance of using Flawless Illusion glue for its sweat-resistant and water-resistant properties, essential for the multiple wig changes. Despite the long hours, the passion and love shared among the team made the process feel less like work and more like a creative adventure.
A New Era for Megan Thee Stallion
With the release of “Cobra,” Megan Thee Stallion ushers in a new era of her career, one that’s marked by personal growth, artistic innovation, and a fearless approach to confronting and overcoming her past.