In his new video, "Dope Walk," rapper A$AP Ferg stars in an epic montage dedicated to his celebrity-filled exploits at this year's New York Fashion Week that has everyone jealous — even "it girl" Cara Delevingne.
Beaming in the goofball supermodel via FaceTime, Ferg both dazzles and taunts her as he carouses with the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Rihanna; flits about Milk Studios; sits front row at fashion shows; and teaches Jeremy Scott and HAIM the infectious dance that accompanies his monster hit. Delevingne can be seen captivated in the bottom left bubble of their video chat, her reflective sunglasses concealing her assumed FOMO. (That's Fear Of Missing Out.)
Director Matt Starr's inventive way of cutting the scenes together — with the close-ups and hand-held camerawork — makes it feel like one part WorldStarHipHop footage and one part behind-the-scenes at a fashion shoot… A style that will most likely be copied in the near-future, like OG Maco's "U Guessed It" go-pro video style.
Ultimately though, it's the perfect rejoinder in Ferg and Delevingne's continued walk-off battle, the rapper first instigating after namechecking Delevingne in the song's hyperbolic lyrics, "I'm on my gangster lean like a dope fiend / My walk's meaner than Cara Delevingne." Cara retaliated and the catwalk nemeses set off a "Dope Walk" fan video bonanza last winter.
We're all waiting with baited breath to see what Delevingne comes up with next.
Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.