Lotus Flower Bomb

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"Lotus Flower Bomb"
Wale Lotus Flower Bomb.jpg
Single by Wale featuring Miguel
from the album Ambition
Released October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Length 3:33
  • Olubowale Akintimehin
  • Miguel Pimentel
  • Sam Dew
Producer(s) Jerrin Howard
Wale singles chronology
"That Way"
"Lotus Flower Bomb"
"I'm On"
Miguel singles chronology
"Lotus Flower Bomb"
"Pride N Joy"
Music video
"Lotus Flower Bomb" on YouTube

"Lotus Flower Bomb" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Wale, released as the lead single from his second studio album Ambition. The song was officially released on October 11, 2011 through Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros. The song, featuring R&B singer Miguel, was produced by Jerrin Howard. The song received a nomination for Best Rap Song at the 55th Grammy Awards.[1]


Wale released "Lotus Flower Bomb" on October 11, 2011, a few weeks before the release of his highly anticipated second studio album "Ambition".[citation needed]


Rapper Nelly did a remix to "Lotus Flower Bomb", which appeared on his 2011 mixtape O.E.M.O..

Music video[edit]

The music video shot in Atlanta, Georgia, was directed by Taj. The video depicts a scene from Poetic Justice, where Wale is a mailman who is trying to charm the beauty salon owner played by Bre Scullark from America's Next Top Model. The car depicted in the video is a Lotus Evora.

Chart performance[edit]

"Lotus Flower Bomb" charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on the week of October 18, 2011 at #87.[2] The song has peaked at #38 on the Hot 100, making it Wale's biggest hit as a lead artist, until his 2013 single, "Bad", which peaked at #21 on the Hot 100. The song sold 620,000 copies.[3]



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release information[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref
United States October 11, 2011 Digital download Maybach Music Group [11]

See also[edit]