Trey Songz‘ new album Chapter V dropped today (August 21), and besides some promotional appearances on the Today show and Power 105′s The Breakfast Club, Trey also appears in the football-themed video for his single, “Hail Mary”.
The clip features two teams of women competing against one another in a football game, with Trey and VMA host Kevin Hart acting as opposing coaches. (Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne also make cameos.) If that sounds progressive at all, it’s not — the women are playing in booty shorts with their bras exposed, the implication being that women should only play sports if they’re fetishized and sexualized for male attention. Pretty disheartening after watching so many amazing female athletes take part in the Olympics.
That said, you could argue that this is just a hip-hop video, and hot ladies wearing revealing outfits is the norm. (Drake pretty much did the same thing but with basketball in his “Best I Ever Had” video.) We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether “Hail Mary” is way sexy, or way misogynistic.