The diamond-certified and Grammy-nominated superstar Bebe Rexha has teamed up with Doja Cat today to release their stormy new single and music video, “Baby, I’m Jealous.”
The single explores the insecurities that we face living in a digital age, backed by slick synth work and a shivering bass-line. It all sets the stage for an intoxicatingly addictive pop single about the perils of endlessly scrolling through social media.
Rexha wrote and sings about that negativity that the modern age often imposes on us — envy, self-doubt, and rage — but song itself isn’t a dark and brooding one. It’s upbeat and confident, while being playful and funk-y. Pair that with Doja Cat sideswiping the song with a few gleeful bars (“Waste trainer for a tinier waist / But I can’t help if I like the way food taste”).
According to Rexha, though, the single is all about taking ownership of those complex emotions. “‘Baby, I’m Jealous’ is a song I wrote about embracing my insecurities,” she explains. “It’s about the way social media has heightened my jealousy which can affect how I feel about myself. We are constantly flooded with the highlights of other people’s lives, and at times I find myself comparing my worth and beauty to others. It’s part of the human process to experience jealousy—ultimately, this is an anthem to embrace those feelings as a form of empowerment.”
Today, Rexha also shared an accompanying technicolor music video for the single, which was directed by frequent award-winning collaborator Hannah Lux Davis, and features actors and influencers Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun, and Avani Gregg.