Tink – “Ratchet Commandments” Video
Tink and Timbaland continue their partnership in the video for her latest song “Ratchet Commandments.” The Chicago rapper dons a series of costumes from choir girl to Egyptian queen to preach her anti-Instagram “you can’t sit with us” message that might be catchy but suffers from some serious slut-shaming vibes. The song takes place in a dystopian warehouse church setting with plenty of back-up dancers to help Tink spread her gospel. It was directed by Dave Meyers, who has done visuals for Missy Elliot, OutKast, Rihanna, and others. Timbaland makes several cameos, of course, and recently told a crowd at SXSW that Aaliyah appeared to him in a dream and told him Tink was “The One.” Truly, I don’t need the ghost of Aaliyah or Timbaland to tell me Tink is incredible, but this song irritates me with it’s smirking, arbitrary rules. Tink wants a generation of young queens? Step up and lead them then instead of spitting shade from afar. Still, the song’s got an unmistakable, swaggering Timabland funk that’s impossible not to move to, so watch Tink dance and preach below.