It’s finally here. The moment Bollywood and pop music fans have been waiting for: Priyanka Chopra’s debut single, “In My City,” featuring will.i.am is now a music video.
This is a pretty huge moment for South Asians in the USA. There are more of us on TV, in film and designing couture than ever before. But who was the last South Asian woman to make it big in pop music? (Unless you count Nicki Minaj, but we don’t think she even considers herself South Asian).
Back to the video. We are loving the smoky eye and wavy hair look Priyanka has for most of the song. The video itself is a bit strange and some of the choreography is a little sketch, but the background dancers are fantastic and you know what? Priyanka’s voice isn’t bad.
But the clothes. The crop top over suspenders and black booty shorts are standard fare for pop music videos, but still. And the pink blouse and corset? Why Priyanka, why? She needs a stylist, stat!
Watch the video