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It might be the thick of summer, but Tkay Maidza has just blessed us with an absolute heater in the form of her newest single, Kim, and its absolute barn-burner of a video clip. I’m not shitting with you here mates, this is a red-hot banger, and it’s firmly lodged in my brain for the foreseeable future.

Coming off the back of her 2020 EP, Last Year Was Weird vol. 2, and a relocation to Los Angeles, Tkay has slammed into 2021 with the new track, including a feature from US rapper, Yung Baby Tate.

It’s hooky, catchy, and littered with trap beats and gritty synths, which is a surefire way to concoct an earworm of a track that’ll stick around in your noggin for a long while. Maybe the recipe for a burner so good it’ll be seared into minds well until Hottest 100 voting opens this year? Bloody hell, fingers crossed.

Not only is it an absolute heater of a song, the video clip is fucking inspired. As one can expect with a song called Kim, the video clip honours some of the most important Kims in popular culture: Lil’, Kardashian, Possible.

Look, just watch it. And then watch it again.

The absolute dedication to each look, I cannot.

If you’re still wrapping your head around what you’ve just seen and heard (I get it) here’s all the high-quality Kim nods Tkay gives in the clip.

You’ve got the lab from Kim Possible at the start, where Tkay is working away. Then you’ve got a Crush On You-era Lil’ Kim moment, in the red bikini with matching red fur coat, glasses, and wig.

[Image: YouTube]

THEN there’s another Lil’ Kim nod in the next scene, throwing back to that purple outfit she stunned in at the MTV Music Awards in 1999.

[Image: YouTube / Getty Images / Vinnie Zuffante]

Tkay then dips into one you all should know – Kim Kardashian in the film clip for Kanye‘s Bound 2 AND Kim’s break-the-internet moment of 2014 when her cover shoot for PAPER Magazine went bullshit viral. You know the one. You KNOW you know the one.

[Image: YouTube]

AHH.

[Image: Paper Magazine / YouTube]

AHHHH.

And THEN there’s a Kim Possible moment, where Tkay is Kim and Yung Baby Tate is her nemesis, Shego. Absolutely call me beep me if you wanna reach me energies on this. I love it.

Look, there’s just one (1) important Kim that Tkay has left out here, and it’s our collective fave Kim – Ms. Craig (neé Day).

Justice for Kimmoiye, I demand it.

Image: YouTube / Tkay Maidza