“Sweetest Pie” is the debut collaboration between American rapper Megan Thee Stallion and English-Kosovo Albanian singer Dua Lipa, and is the lead single from Stallion’s upcoming second album, which is due to be released later in the year.
“Sweetest Pie” is a catchy upbeat pop song that sees both Stallion and Lipa owning their sexuality using dessert and sweet food as metaphors and euphemisms for sex. Stallion spoke to Apple Music about importance of her musical collaborations feeling natural for her, discussing how “Sweetest Pie” originated:
“[…] seeing everybody making mash-ups of me and Dua songs and I’m like, ‘No, this sounds too good. We have to make a song.‘ So when I hit her up about it, I was like, ‘Dua, I really want us to do a song, but I got to find that right beat. It has to be perfect.’ So I didn’t just send her any track, I waited till I had the perfect one […] I want it to be very organic to me, very organic to whoever I’m collaborating with.”
– Megan Thee Stallion, via Apple Music (March 2022)
The music video was released alongside the single on the 11th March 2022, and premiered on Stallion’s official YouTube channel. The video was directed by infamous director Dave Meyers. Stallion created the concept, with the duo being surrounded by sweets and desserts in a fairytale like setting, with men chasing them to their lair, where the duo ultimately end up being burned at the stake – a reference to when powerful women where deemed to be witches. After the video was released, Stallion responded to a fan’s tweet claiming the video to be a reference to “devil worship”, to which Stallion said:
“The symbolism of the video was how when men come for me I eat they ass up every time and even when y’all go on y’all’s witch hunts attacking women for whatever reasons y’all make up we still rise from the ashes stronger than ever”
– Megan Thee Stallion via Twitter (March 2022)
In less than a week, the video had over 10.1 million views and 383 thousand likes.
Read the lyrics to “Sweetest Pie” here.
*All information accurate at the time of publishing.