Need a boost of sexiness this Friday? The official video for the Shakira and Rihanna duet, “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” is here! And while the song itself may leave much to be desired, the video follows some familiar steps in the Sexy Female Duets rulebook. The clip is set in a mysterious mansion with Shakira employing some creative cover-ups in murky (bath?) water that somehow just appears (see: Shakira and Beyoncé‘s “Beautiful Liar,” which also relies heavily on the elements). Rihanna gets to do a long runway strut and sassy pose, and later attempts to out-booty the original rumpshaker. Then they both celebrate their success with some Cubans, because looking that good is hard work.
In between said events, the two women whip the innocent walls of their empty mansion into submission (with their butts) and Shakira plays the guitar in a pool of water because she is a boss. It’s filled with sultry glances and daring grazes, aimed to tingle certain senses within its viewers.
We get it. These two are HOT. We are not worthy! At least Kelly Clarkson understands our pain.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) January 31, 2014
Both women are indeed gorgeous, fierce creatures chiseled from a marble block of perfection. But with all those gyrations, whose behind reigns supreme?