The 21-year-old delivers sophistication and sex appeal in the supercharged pop single, which is also the opening song in her upcoming film Sugar Babies (Reel One Entertainment), set to debut later this month. Stoner’s lyricism combines spellbinding charm and deliberate wit, summarizing the palpable power of beautiful women in society. Paying homage to her Missy Elliott roots, Stoner raps a hypnotic, rhythmic bridge with smooth and sultry cadence.
Directed by Gianinni Moreira and Cristina Piemonte, the official music video is polished and complete with captivating aliases, commanding choreography, and a surprisingly cinematic story, proving she’s a total-package performer.
“I wrote ‘Pretty Girls’ with Maze Runner’s Dexter Darden and producer Rob Grimaldi about the power of beauty in culture and how women use it to get their way,” says Stoner. “In my new film Sugar Babies, my character finds herself in an arrangement with a ‘sugar daddy’ and must navigate what it means to mix love and money, superficiality and authenticity. Our song is edgy with mysterious and seductive vocals, which parallels the artificial elements and tempting allure of arranged companionships with benefits.”
Stoner made headlines last month when she revealed her iconic “Missy Elliott Tribute Video” paying tribute to the artist that launched her career. After garnering over 13 million views, the Step Up actress made YouTube history.