Tia P.’s “4 Seats from Beyoncé” refers not only to a logistical fact but a solid measure of talent for the slick and glamorous artist, whose down-to-earth flow wields not Beyoncé’s otherworldly air, but something more concrete and relatable. Tia P. uses pop culture as a measure of status and lets listeners know that she’s not far from being up on that stage with the Queen Bey herself.
Dressed in a stark hoodie that reads “UNEDITED”, we watch as she gets her hair done before hitting up a diner — all not far from Beyoncé. We get a snapshot of a day in Tia P.’s life before she lights the clip up with killer dance moves beside the Beyoncé stand-in. The video is an achievement in making you wait — first for the Bey “cameos”, and then for the dance party that dominates the second half of the clip. It gives visuals to the rise in energy that the track has, but also to the rise from the everyday to the extraordinary: an in-between space that Tia P. is constantly playing in.