[TIA] Young Thug and Gunna’s “Hot” is
one of the biggest trap anthems of the year with its lively horns, bars, memes and even
a Travis Scott remix. The music video made the track even hotter
with enough pyrotechnics to shoot a full-length action movie. [CHRISTIAN]: “So I got all these pyro guys
and stunt, people, because you know, my interpretation of Young Thug saying he wants Gunna to be
on fire, he means he physically wants to be on fire. Well, I think some people thought that I was
going to do that in post.” [TIA] That’s Christian Sutton, director of
the “Hot” music video. His production team Psycho Films has worked
with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to YG. From Sutton’s first listen of “So Much
Fun,” he knew he had to direct the video for “Hot.” CHRISTIAN:
“One of the commissioners at 300 sent me a voice memo that Young Thug had did. He saw my treatment, he liked it. He had a couple ideas he wanted to add to
it. The main one which was he wanted Gunna to
be on fire.” [TIA] But Sutton took Thugger’s imagined
flames and turned them into real life pyrotechnics. CHRISTIAN:
“So we get to the day of the shoot. At first Gunna and Thug were like, ‘Oh man,
what do you mean we’re going to be on fire?’ And I’m like, ‘Come on guys. Like y’all gotta be down.’ And I walked them through the process. I actually set my own arm on fire. And I really explained to them that if we
actually set you guys on fire that would be a good piece of the production as opposed
to doing it in post. So they were down.” “Gunna was actually the first one to burn. We did both his arms and his leg. There were takes where he was like, ‘Oh,
y’all could have kept the fire going longer.’ But for the most part, all the fire you see
is real and practical flames. It’s hot as hell in the studio. You look at some of the BTS photos, you see
Young Thug and me with like masks on so that we can protect our airways and breathe it
cause it was that much fire.” “Gunna actually was one of the first people
to leak a video of the production. He said, ‘I do my own stunts’. And they had him on fire. I’m going apeshit cause I’m just excited
to be working with these artists. The camera swings to Gunna, and I say, ‘Gunna,
say what up!’ And he says, ‘Slat!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, yeah!’ I get really hype… CHRISTIAN SUTTON:
“Yeah! Wassup.” …ust from him being that creative to think
of that and to say that.” [TIA] He enlisted a crew of professionals
to create the inferno. CHRISTIAN:
“I probably had eight to 10 pyro guys on the scene on the set.” CHRISTIAN:
“What they do is they treat the whole wardrobe, they make it basically fireproof. And then they put on a certain chemical that
would actually burn” GUNNA:
“I’m about to get set on fire.” CHRISTIAN:
“They had to wear like an under suit that keeps their body cool, so that while the flame
is on them it’s not too intense or get to hot on ethem. They would light the flame on
them and then after the scene they would put it out.” [TIA] Thug worked hand in hand with Sutton
to bring his vision to life. CHRISTIAN:
“Later on, we did Young Thug’s scenes on fire. When he’s busting through the door, he’s
on fire. He’s walking through the hallway, he’s
on fire. He had a really cool idea that he added in. He was like, ‘Look man, if I’m on fire,
I’m gonna be sweating. So you guys gotta put spritzer on my face,
so I look like I’m sweating.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s a great idea.’” CHRISTIAN:
Being able to call them my slimes, being able to say SLAT on set and make it part of production
and have them teach my crew like, I thought that was super, super cool.” CHRISTIAN :
“Slat!” CREW:
“Slllaaaat!” YOUNG THUG:
“Grammy, bitch. Slat.” “That is a wrap, wrap, wrap, wrap.” [TIA] Sutton was working on a first cut when
Thug dropped some big news on him. CHRISTIAN: We shot the whole video for “Hot” before Travis was on it. “Young Thug FaceTimed me, and he’s playing
the song in the background. He’s like, ‘Travis got on the song. We gotta shoot something with him ASAP.’” [TIA] Despite his signature adlib… [TIA]…and his nickname La Flame, Travis needed to be swayed to go under the flame. CHRISTIAN: “Four days later, we ended up
shooting Travis’ verse. And it was also a mission to convince him
to be on fire. He was like, Oh, y’all not doing the fire
in VFX.’ And I’m like, ‘Man, everybody keeps thinking
that. Nah man, we’re trying to do the fire practically.’ He was like, ‘Alright, cool, let’s, let’s
do it on my left sleeve. So we flamed him up. In his verse, he’s swagging so hard and
so calm and collected. You wouldn’t even think he was on fire. You wouldn’t even think it was real. But it was”
TIA: Sutton even makes a cameo as Travis’ doppelgänger. CHRISTIAN: “When the house blows up and
then it cuts to Travis’ eye. I didn’t have a closeup of Travis’ eye,
so that’s actually my eye. I saw comments on the eye like, ‘Oh, Travis
got some pretty eyes.’ He does, but so do I.”
TIA: And like Travis’ 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show, the marching band scenes in “Hot”
were inspired by the very same episode of ‘SpongeBob Squarepants.’ CHRISTIAN: “There was a meme going around
that used the song with a scene from ‘SpongeBob.’ And it had a marching band in it”
SQUIDWARD: 1, 2 3, 4… CHRISTIAN:So I just was like, ‘Man, that
would be really cool if we figured out some way to use a band and tie it back in”
TIA: There’s also a connection to Beyonce’s 2018 headlining Coachella performance. CHRISTIAN: “They cast some of our black
band members who were actually in the Beychella performance. So some of my big movers and my big shakers
on the band would be the black people who could give you that HBCU feel.” TIA: And while no rappers were hurt in the
making of the “Hot” music video, some very expensive outfits were. CHRISTIAN “They were totally down. We ruined a lot of their clothes, a lot of
Gunna’s especially. And it was really fun for them be down for
that.” CHRISTIAN “And shoutout to the pyro team
for keeping them safe and them being professional and knowing what to do.” I’m Tia with Genius News bringing you the
meaning and the knowledge behind the music.

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100 thoughts on “How Young Thug, Gunna & Travis Were Set On Fire In The “Hot” Music Video | Genius News

  • November 18, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    Shoutout the pyro crew for making the video 'HOT'!💣💥🔥🔥

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    That SpongeBob/Hot meme is iconic lmao

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    This was FIRE

    ok I’ll stop

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Great artistic Video. Loved the real fire you can def tell that was all real fire 🔥

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    SLATT 💚🐍💚

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:24 pm
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    He a genius yooo

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    Na this nigga Christian the new micheal bay lmaoo

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    He ain’t talk about the slime fire truck smh

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Do a deconstructed on hot

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:38 pm
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    I would frame the burnt clothes

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    So they was on fire for real damn

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    Plot Twist: they died and got cloned

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    Thug stiff ass was still shook a Lil with the fire

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    Just imagine your job being to bring ideas like these to life🥵

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    i just dropped the second song of my first EP. Im a german dude, that creates english music and i found an individual style! So listen and relax with me. Soon more is coming, so i would really appreciate your feedback! Love and peace guys. <3

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  • November 18, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    0:08 “Travis Scott remix” bruh he clearly said it’s not a remix it’s a part of the sequel. 😡

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    Travis Scott’s element is fire

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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    Nobody:

    Gunna: SLATT!!!

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:18 pm
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    i thought this was tyler

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    She said biggest trap anthem of the year 😭😭 nah you reaching it’s a fire song thou

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    Aww handsome boys

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    “ITS LIT” 🔥

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    Why would u set ur self on

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:32 pm
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    🤔I waz waiting on this to be explained

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    This Is Blue Your A OG Genius $ubscriber🤤💝
    👇(You can Be An OG Of Mine Today😍)

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    All this for a trash song

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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    They set gunna on fire hoping they would get rid of him

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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    Amazing

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  • November 18, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    Shits funny

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  • November 18, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    I thought this whole video was about the studio session

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  • November 18, 2019 at 9:41 pm
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    She called this mans “thugger” lolol

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  • November 18, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    now this is a fire video

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  • November 18, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Young Thug's flammin', big shock 😒

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  • November 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm
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    On God

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:13 pm
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    Gunna doing anything to burn fat

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm
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    This was such a good video I just had to comment

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    That was a Fire 🔥 video

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:37 pm
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    DAMN THIS VIDEO WAS HOT

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:51 pm
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    Travis: 😐

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    they copied earfquake!!
    earfquake has fire in they’re music video

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    So basically I was tripping

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    SHOUT OUT THE MUFUCKIN HBCUS MAN!!!!!!!! IT'S BOUT TIME WE GET SOME CLOUT:)

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    The more I hear about gunna the cooler I think he is

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    SLATT

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Yo that video song blocked on my country smh

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    Best song of this year

    No 🧢

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    short answer: cause there was fire around them your welcome now leave

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    🔥🔥

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    3:44 Ah So Do EYE

    No one loves me anymore.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    Travis: It’s hot!
    Director: Haha, Good take Travis!
    Travis: No bitch, this shit hot as fuck

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    All this other stuff is cool but… Who made this beat goddamn

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    Rcc tigers

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:16 am
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    They just practicing burning in hell that's all

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    The beat was so Fire 🔥

    Wheezy Outta Of Here !!!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:18 am
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    I knew they got the vid from that meme

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    LaFlame on fire? Damn

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    travis scott sequel**

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    This has to be one of the lit 🔥 music videos‼️

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    IN THE FIELD RICHARD MILLE ON LIKE ODELL

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    Yo Christian a legend!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    We need a Deconstructed on this song ASAP bruh😭

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    La Flame: it’s lit
    Director:We need to set you on fire
    La Flame: not literally

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:11 am
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    I thought dat shit was special effects

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    ….”he said slatt”

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    You already know Trav’s jacket going up in value now that’s it’s been lit

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    Mandela effect

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:12 am
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    Video Of The Year 🔥🔥

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  • November 19, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    https://share.influencercash.co/register.php?referral=Mr_Chase423

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  • November 19, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    always

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    It's lit

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:58 am
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    My babies

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
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    Did anyone else see Wheezy outta here at 4:23

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:26 am
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    Slat

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    Young thug and Travis scot look the same a little bit

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  • November 19, 2019 at 11:54 am
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    I thought this shit was fx woah.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    Probably should’ve left them on fire 😬🤷🏽‍♂️🥴

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    This song was 🔥

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    Producer-This finna be the hottest thing hot.

    Young thug- idk well see

    Flame- no no no ,it’s going to be super Hot nigga.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    This just made me like the song even more

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    It’s lit 🔥

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    🔥

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    "Everything litty I love when it's hot"

    -gunna 2019

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    This black Woman is damn pretty

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    How Travis was on fire in quintana how tf.he all of a sudden scared to be on fire

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    The industry just wants them to commit suicide

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Wtf, i was just thinking, how did he put them on fire.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    I hate the fact that they ain’t even mention Wheezy

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Do you think I give a Fuck?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    don't sleep on miss lady

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    This is my most favorite song!!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    Ruined?? If anything those outfits go up in price

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    But the video is actually Fire tho🔥

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    Everything about this = 🔥🔥🔥

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    Who else went and watched the music video after this?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    Thats Fire! 🔥

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    They Lucky One Of They Dreads Didn't Catch Fire 😂😂😂😂

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:09 pm
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    It’s liiitttttt ! . No joke about that

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    This was actually live

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Producer: thinks of this whole set

    Gunna: Slatt

    Producer: He’s so creative and smart to think of that

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