Music video review: Ric Flair has a blast with Offset and Metro Boomin

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:24pm

Ric Flair and Metro Boomin in "Ric Flair Drip"

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Has anyone more genuinely enjoyed being in a music video more than Ric Flair in Offset and Metro Boomin’s new video for “Ric Flair Drip”? Released Mar. 1st, the video would be aggressively generic if it were not for the eponymous 69-year-old lending a prominent appearance, joining Offset, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin in their celebration of excess. The moment that the WWE legend hops out of the Rolls Royce with matching electric blue loafers and pants, you can tell this will be no cursory cameo.

His appearance is the focal point of the video, from his enthusiastic dancing (or at least, as enthusiastic as could be expected from an AARP-eligible man who just got out of the hospital months ago) to the simply fantastic scene where he is presented with his choice of lavish clothing. It is no surprise that Ric Flair fits in well in this environment: A decent portion of his public image is built around his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and the embrace of excess (both drugs and personality). This video is well worth watching just for his performance, and the song is also pretty good, for what it’s worth.