"Oh boy, I'ma have to call them boys on you. Aw damn, I'ma have to call that man on you." Only Jhene Aiko can make a menacing song sound so soothing and relaxing. Big Sean's boo latest single "Never Call Me," found on her sophomore album Trip, takes aim at a despicable ex-lover.
The soulful songstress released not one, but two compelling visuals for the track. The first is a metaphorical movie-like clip that depicts Jhene as Izanami no mikoto, a Shinto goddess who specializes in creation and death. A funeral is shown at the end of the video signifying a renewal of spirit. "The funeral is for a man I knew personally. A man who lost his way," Aiko states to Refinery 29. "A man who played the victim in a situation where he was surely not. A man who is a liar and a cheater. A man who has lost his pride and integrity due to his deceptive ways and lack of understanding love. This funeral is a funeral for his ego. In this visual, I portray the goddess of creation and death, coming to collect his poor spirit and set it free."
The "Slauson Hills" music video version of the song is my favorite one due to its rawness. The visual finds the multi-racial cutie in her hometown around close family members and neighborhood killers! Furthermore, Kurupt's verse (TBH, he's just talking his gangsta sh*t) sees the light of day in this iteration.
Check out the Topshelf JR-directed vid below:
Which one is your favorite? Comment below!