A Banger! Anitta Joins Black Eyed Peas For “Explosion”

Anitta & Major Lazer's 'Make It Hot' Video
Anitta sizzles in Major Lazer's summery, sexy 'Make It Hot' video.

There have been rumors about the Black Eyed Peas looking for a Fergie replacement for years, but it looks like the hip-hop collective finally found the right fit — at least for one song. Brazilian bombshell Anitta teams up with the trio for a new single called “Explosion.” It’s an instantly catchy banger that evokes BEP’s late ’00s hey day. “You know who I am, girl, you fucking with a winner,” will.i.am begins the song. “I’m the man, I’m the man.” It turns out, Anitta is equally confident.

“Boy, you know who I am, no, I am no beginner,” the 26-year-old purrs. “I make it hotter than the sun — fire, fire, fire, I’m a sizzler.” They join forces for the chorus, which lodges in your brain from the very first listen. “You the bomb, you the bomb, you the bomb,” they chant. “You the bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb.” The (somewhat) unlikely collaborators also dropped a video and it’s a glossy affair filled with special effects and choreography. As expected, Anitta steals the show with her sexy dance moves. Watch her in action below.

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