The Atlanta trap VIP, Migos rap star, and Compton rap spitter dropped an ode to their matriarchal queens on Tuesday (March 27) in the form of a head-bobbing banger titled “PROUD” that could almost be a club-jumping, trap-happy twist to Tupac’s “Dear Mama.”
And what better way to honor the mothers than to have them rock and rap their sons’ braggadocio and bars for the official music video?
Directed by 2 Chainz himself, the mothers lip-sync the words to their respective rap sons’ verses, beginning with the Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’s bars first, followed by YG’s, then Offset’s. Of course, they had to swag the ladies out in only the freshest ensembles for the visual too, as the moms donned their sons’ flashy jewels and designer gear. Offset especially made sure to pass down his Ric Flair drip to his mother while she rocked a chain with his Migos moniker and flipped cash during their scene. Each rapper’s lyrics are specially made in honor of his mom, but two universal themes run throughout the bloodline of the song and the their verses:
“I’m just trying to make my momma proud,” the hook goes. “I’m not trying to let my momma down.”
Like mother, like son.
Watch the official “PROUD” video and the best moments that fans’ gathered from the visual below.
Wait...so that’s why they been shouting out Mama on all the Migos songs....she the plug pic.twitter.com/hPRuiROdYB— Λd☮lf Hipster (@msSKool) March 28, 2018
YG mama hair was LAID. She wasn’t playing with nobody. pic.twitter.com/afTguaNgSw— Elegant 💎 (@Drebae_) March 28, 2018
All the other mothers pic.twitter.com/BauACNAtmm— . (@JohnLenen1) March 28, 2018
They moms after imitating their sons’ energy pic.twitter.com/mBivh6d57F— 👻:damdonny (@Donn_Knee) March 28, 2018
Auntie Wit da shit 😬 pic.twitter.com/Fnw6ULNpdb— Professor Ex (@ScrillGates) March 28, 2018
This shit so catchy pic.twitter.com/nY6HD0Sk9G— lizandro! (@lizosfuneral) March 28, 2018
YG MOM WAS FINE ASF pic.twitter.com/C4BwrcxAZz— JA$$Y™️🦋 (@pimpcss) March 28, 2018
Am I the only one that cried watching this?— Coffee&Sugar (@TinyOwlBigSoul) March 28, 2018
IM JUST TRYNA MAKE MY MOMMA PROUD! pic.twitter.com/Bh7rfH8IIG
YG's mama came ready she looked like she could gang bang you and tell you what kind of weave you need at the same time 😂😂😂😂😂😂— SNAP:Shawn Jameson☁️ (@ShawnJLA) March 28, 2018
*me learning the words to the YG, 2 Chainz, and offset video* pic.twitter.com/Foo1aCgEcW— Cersei (@CrazyClarine) March 28, 2018
Aye that 2 Chainz, YG, and Offset x Proud video aye I felt that on a spiritual level doe.— Justyce (@Why_Not_Flash) March 28, 2018
I need this video on a 24 hour loop https://t.co/u4hwT4nI65— J. Arruh (@jackrosstheboss) March 28, 2018
I was saying Lil Dicky Chris Brown Freaky Friday was video of the year then 2 Chainz dropped PROUD with YG and Offset and it had they mommas in the video— Q Rockie* (@Pray4Rockie) March 28, 2018
(Photos from left: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images, Steve Granitz/WireImage, Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)