New Video: Snoop Lion Featuring Rita Ora, ‘Torn Apart’

Ria and Snoop head to Thailand for their "Torn Apart" video.

Rita Ora and Snoop Lion visit Thailand in their “Torn Apart” video.

When a music video features an IRL elephant AND two famous people lounging on the beach (one of them in a skimpy bikini), you know it’s gonna be damn good video. Especially if they’re doing summery things like playing in the waves, throwing back brewskies, and jamming to some warm weather-appropriate reggae. That said, it’s no small wonder that the “Torn Apart” video, from the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion) and Jay-Z-championed singer Rita Ora, is the BOMB. In the beachiest way possible. #WeNeedAVacation.

Watch Snoop Lion’s “Torn Apart” video featuring Rita Ora after the jump.

Appearing on Snoop’s 12th studio album, Reincarnated, “Torn Apart” was reportedly shot in Thailand. As the Major Lazer-crafted beat pulsates in the background, Rita and the Doggfather (Lionfather?) frolic on the beach and take a dip in the ocean, where Rita eventually manages to hop on an elephant’s back for a quick ride.

After a blink-and-you-miss-it montage of IRL Thai natives going about their day — preparing food, playing soccer, etc. — Rita and Snoop convene with a crew of indigenous dancers where they all shake it to the reggae-tinged beat. It’s pretty much your perfect “fun in the sun” dream Thai vacation, only with perfect bodies and probably a five-star resort to go home to when you’re profusely sweating and craving some air conditioning.

+ Watch Snoop Lion’s “Torn Apart” video featuring Rita Ora.

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