Video: Sexyy Red – “Looking For The H*es (Ain’t My Fault)“
The “Pound Town” Hitmaker “Makes Them H*es Mad” in the Latest Video from Her Critically Acclaimed Hood Hottest Princess Project
“…30 minutes of straight-up standing-on-the-table raps. There are a handful of songs on here that are bound to be summertime anthems.” – Pitchfork
“St. Louis rapper Sexyy Red has been delivering raunchy singles over the past three years, turning herself into a quotable local star with songs like “Throw That Mf” and “Hood Bitch.” Yet the MC is primed to break out of the midwest thanks to the X-rated anthem “Pound Town,” with weekly streams for the track starting to soar in recent weeks following the single’s late January release.” – Billboard
“I’d like to imagine Sam Cooke beaming with pride at the creativity of these Black women for turning a song about segregation into an unapologetic twerk anthem.” – Pitchfork
“Known for her raunchy style and unapologetic flow, this viral female MC continues to kick down doors and not give a damn who’s behind them!” – Broadway World
Courting controversy and winning fans with her brash confidence and X-rated punchlines, Sexyy Red is taking over the game. Returning with the latest party-positive video from her acclaimed tape Hood Hottest Princess, Sexyy continues her run with “Looking For The H*es (Ain’t My Fault).” A disrespectful banger in the Southern rap tradition–complete with a lyrical reference to a Silkk Da Shocker classic–”Looking For The H*es” is an unapologetic ode to baddies who are unafraid to steal a man from under their girlfriend’s noses: “Shake that ass, b*tch, make them h*es mad/Show me how you f*ck her baby dad,” spits Sexyy. In the video, the St. Louis native hosts a hedonistic house party, as she and a couple dozen of her closest friends strut their stuff and dare the haters to do something about it. “Looking For The H*oes” arrives in the wake of the video for “SkeeYee” (Prod. by Tay Keith), which has over 2.2 million views to date.
“Looking For The H*es (Ain’t My Fault)” arrives as Sexyy Red continues the rise to stardom that started with “Pound Town,” the viral anthem of the summer. The Tay Keith-produced song has over 15 million on-demand streams since its release, and has spent months on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart, reaching the #1 spot multiple times. Originally released in January, “Pound Town” picked up steam in the subsequent months thanks to the viral #PoundTownChallenge, which helped the song generate over 200k video creations on TikTok. A coterie of high-profile fans tapped in and quoted their favorite lyrics, including Cardi B, Summer Walker, GloRilla, JT of City Girls, Rico Nasty, and TiaCorine. When the Queen herself, Nicki Minaj, hopped on the remix, the song reached another level–“Pound Town 2” spent three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with a peak at #66. Last weekend, Sexyy caused a stir at the BET Awards when she led the audience in a “Pound Town” sing-along from her seat. Together, versions of “Pound Town” have racked up nearly 50 million global streams.
“Looking For The H*es” and “Pound Town 2” are highlights from Hood Hottest Princess, Sexyy Red’s new mixtape. A relentless barrage of twerkable anthems, Hood’s Hottest Princess builds upon Sexyy’s brash and unapologetic persona. Songs like “I’m The Sh*t,” “Sexyy Walk,” and “Female Gucci Mane“ exude an irrepressible bad b*tch energy, combining Sexyy’s crisp wordplay with an addictive drawling delivery that has become her signature. The mixtape earned a sterling 8.0 review from Pitchfork, who wrote that the mixtape “sets the tone for what she hopes is the nastiest, sweatiest, and freakiest summer since the smartphone came along” and “…30 minutes of straight-up standing-on-the-table raps. There are a handful of songs on here that are bound to be summertime anthems.” Featuring an additional appearance from Juicy J on “Strictly For The Strippers” and Sukihana on the Pitchfork-approved “Born By The River,” Hood Hottest Princess is available everywhere via Open Shift/gamma.
With Hood Hottest Princess out now and a burgeoning fanbase that can’t get enough of her hits, the rising rapper is preparing for a Sexyy Red Summer. Get on board now, before the ship blasts off.
Watch “Looking For The H*es (Ain’t My Fault)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtmxrfmxzTs
Stream Hood Hottest Princess: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/hoodhottestprincess
Listen to “Pound Town” (Remix) ft. Nicki Minaj & Tay Keith: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/poundtown2
Hood’s Hottest Princess tracklist:
- I’m The Sh*t
- Hellcats SRTs
- Pound Town 2 ft. Nicki Minaj & Tay Keith
- Looking For The Hoes (Ain’t My Fault)
- Sexyy Walk
- Strictly For The Strippers ft. Juicy J
- Mad At Me
- Born By The River ft. Sukihana
- Female Gucci Mane
Photo Credit: @lucamarieg
Born and raised in St. Louis, Sexyy Red is one of the hottest rising stars in rap today. Her explicitly quotable hit “Pound Town” has been steadily rising up charts, and she’s earned co-signs from the likes of Cardi B, Summer Walker, GloRilla, JT of City Girls, Rico Nasty, and TiaCorine.
“Pound Town” might be her breakthrough moment, but real (dread) heads know that Sexyy Red has been putting in work for a long time. She first turned heads with her gender-flipped remixes of songs like Three 6 Mafia’s “Slob On My Knob” (“Slob On My Ckat“) and Tay-K’s “I Love My Choppa” (“I Love My Nickel“), showing off her knack for crisp turns-of-phrase and eye-popping and viscerally frank bars. Her inventive visuals for songs like “Throwin It” and “Sexyy,” from her 2021 mixtape Ghetto Superstar, helped her build a following on Instagram (307k followers), YouTube (67.5k subscribers), and Twitter (139.4k followers).
Sexyy Red hype reached a fever pitch in the Fall, when she collaborated with Summer Walker on “Sense Dat God Gave You” and with fellow sex positive diva Sukihana on “Born By The River.” Built around a flip of a famous Sam Cooke lyric, the latter song was an impressive statement, earning a glowing review in Pitchfork and prompting an Instagram follow from Drake.
“Looking For The H*es (Ain’t My Fault)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtmxrfmxzTs
“SkeeYee” (Prod. by Tay Keith): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id5Mh2T7rWc&ab_channel=SexyyRed
Hood Hottest Princess: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/hoodhottestprincess
“Pound Town 2” ft. Nicki Minaj: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/poundtown2
“Female Gucci Mane”: https://openshiftdistro.lnk.to/FemaleGucciMane
“Pound Town” (prod. by Tay Keith): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GyvXrxOYK4
“Pound Town” (Spring Break edition): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agp7tDPbk0o
“Pound Town” (Live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx7GKCCYLkg