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Victoria Monét Pays Homage to Janet Jackson in ‘Alright’ Music Video

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Victoria Monét is still rolling out the visuals from her GRAMMY-winning album! On Tuesday, the singer unveiled her music video for the fan-favorite song, “Alright,” in which she pays homage to some of the greatest pop icons, including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Missy Elliott.

The Dave Meyers-directed music video lives up to the sensual promise that the Kaytranada-produced hit exudes, with Monét leading a crew of dancers in flawlessly executed choreography from “On My Mama” choreographer Sean Bankhead. 

The long-awaited visual pays homage to signature ’90s and Y2K pop culture moments like Hype Williams’ film Belly and some easily recognizable music videos — like Jackson’s own “Alright.” With the support of stylist Kollin Carter, Monét even wears a black-and-white fedora and zoot suit similar to the 58-year-old’s in her 1990 video.

Victoria Monét recreates Janet Jackson’s ‘Alright’ music videoYouTube

At another point in the visual, the three-time GRAMMY winner channels Spears’ dance moves with a blonde look reminiscent of the 42-year-old’s “I’m a Slave 4 U” music video, wearing a white tube top and skirt with a thong overlay. Monét and her singers are even drenched in water, similar to the sequence in Spears’ 2001 video.

Victoria Monét recreates Britney Spears’ ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’ music videoYouTube

“Alright is about liberation and freedom at its core!” Monét said of the video in a statement. “This video is a visual presentation of that sentiment through freedom of movement and fluidity between masculine and feminine energy.”

The “On My Mama” musician praised “the crazy combo” of Meyers and Bankhead.

“EVERY single person who had their hands on this visual was extremely passionate from inception, and we all worked really hard to bring it to life!” Monét said. “They showed up with their A game surpassing what we all imagined. Serious teamwork! We all patiently and meticulously crafted it and are extremely excited to release it into the world!”

She concluded: “There’s no better month to release this visual than pride month, black music month and the beginning of summer 24! I can’t wait to see where dance artists and the ballroom culture take it.”

Watch Victoria Monét’s music video for “Alright” below.

On X (formerly Twitter), Bankhead wrote: “I just want to express my deepest gratitude for @VictoriaMonet. She has made me feel so special, seen, appreciated, loved, things she has done for me behind the scenes ill speak on in the future. she deserves the world. she’s a girls girl. she’s a team player. she deserves ALL OF THIS!”

Jaguar II marked Monét’s official debut release on a major label, but that moment had been years in the making

The newly crowned Best New Artist was one of the most-nominated artists at this year’s GRAMMYs, having earned seven nods when the nominations were announced in November. Her daughter, whom she shares with partner John Gaines, made history by becoming the youngest GRAMMY nominee ever, just shy of her third birthday. The tot was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her role as a featured artist on her mom’s track, “Hollywood,” alongside the iconic Earth, Wind & Fire.

When speaking with ET at the night’s red carpet, Monét shared her gratitude to her team and the fans for their work on spreading the song, saying, “I’m so happy my radio team has been killing it; my manager and I really attribute a lot of the success to the viral dances, so Sean Bankhead and the dancers that were in the music video really brought it to life. And everyone who decided to recreate it and do it with their families that’s what makes it a collaborative effort with the fans to make it feel very, very big.”

And in March, the “Coastin'” singer spoke to ET about living in the moment and taking in all the positive changes. 

“It’s really just feels like God’s perfect plan,” she told ET. “When I thought it was time, it wasn’t time and now it is and I’m just happy to be here. I want to keep the momentum going, keep everybody excited and proud and do the right thing with the light.” 

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