Still riding high off the success of her latest album SOS, SZA has shared the official music video for her viral hit “Kill Bill”. Taking inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film of the same name, the R&B singer dresses for revenge, wields a katana, and rides off into the night on her motorcycle.
The video opens with a shot of Budd’s trailer as another track from the album, “Nobody Gets Me,” plays in the background. After SZA reads a breakup note, bullets begin flying through the trailer. She’s picked up by Vivica A. Fox, who played Vernita Green in the original Kill Bill film. Additional callbacks to the film include a nod to O-Ren Ishii’s anime sequence and the legendary fight scene at the House of Blue Leaves against the Crazy 88. The video ends with the singer restrained with shibari – a decorative style of Japanese bondage – as another track from SOS, “Seek & Destroy,” plays. Christian Breslauer directed the video and London Alley produced, the company that also worked on Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” and Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby”.