Bibi Bourelly is no stranger to the 20-something struggle in her new video for her hit single “Ballin” that just a dropped a week ago. At just 22 years old, Bibi has hit 3 million plays on Spotify for this single and she is just getting started. You may think that “Ballin” could be her big break but the artist has already hit that point in her career after writing “B*tch Better Have My Money” for Rihanna.
Bourelly gets real in the visual that was shot on her own budget with friends, as she writes in the Youtube description “I shot a video with my friends with my own budget, independently and I’m really happy I made that decision cuz I feel like it reflects me:)”.
Bibi loses her job, gets a notice that her rent is past due, sells artwork on the NY streets, and even plays her music in the subway for extra cash. Bourelly knows what it’s like to hustle and her lyrics tie hand-in-hand with the visual to show that “ballin” doesn’t mean you have to be wealthy… Bibi’s version of “ballin” is when you can buy as many Takis and Ramen Noodles at the corner store as you want and not have to stress about paying your rent.
Peep Bibi’s new video for “Ballin” above and stream the single here.