We’ve already seen the release of a couple of tie-in music videos for songs from Suicide Squad‘s soundtrack, but arguably the most anticipated one has been Rick Ross and Skrillex’s “Purple Lamborghini,” which is named after the car that the Joker drives in the movie. But fans hoping to see an actual Purple Lamborghini were as disappointed as they were with the film in general.
In the music video, Leto’s Joker spends most of the video stalking around, alternately looking angry and pulling crazy faces, until the narrative eventually finds him standing on the front of a yacht with Skrillex and Rick Ross, the three of them speeding towards the sunrise. Then things get a bit quiet and intense for a moment, and Skrillex looks upset.
But the most curious line is his claim, he has a ‘purple Lamborghini lurking’, as it never makes an appearance. There are several cars – one of them is even purple – but the Italian luxury motor never gets a look in. It’s almost as if he seen that Leto’s Joker drives a purple Laborghini in the film and the wrote the lyrics, and nobody had the heart tell him the car was actually an Infiniti G35 with a custom Vaydor frame.
In an interview with Radio.com, the video’s director Colin Tilley explained that purple Lamborghini is more abstract than its literal interpretation. ‘To me is was just such a sicker image to see Sonny and Rick Ross in a huge old school with 26 inch rims with this whole fleet of other donks following them. It was like Ross’ squad mobbin’ through Miami,’ he said.
‘It just made sense. It would have been typical to see purple Lamborghinis. It’s more about the thought of mobbing. I want people to think of “Purple Lamborghini” and be like, I’m gonna go out and mob with my friends whether I’m in a scraper or a nice sports car or just walking down the street. As long as we’re mobbing, that’s what matters.’
That makes no god damn sense!