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Jhené Aiko – “Lyin’ King” (Video)

After the jump, we have the actual notes Jhené Aiko provided with regard to the story she is trying to tell. Since folks usually won’t admit “not getting it” when presented with high concept videos, let us take that hit for you.

Declaration: This video will leave you going, “Whhaaaat the…” when you first watch it. At least most of it. But please watch it for this promise: Jhené will lay a dude down, the clothing does come off, she does get on top, she will leave him shaking in a daze, reaching desperately for her as she walks away.

Very primal. Check it.

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Screenshot 2015-10-05 00.29.20“A mysterious, time traveling medicine woman has a prophetic vision of an early civilization in trouble.

The men have neglected the women and deprived them of love. By orders of their chief, the men of the tribe have taken away the women’s hearts and voices.

The women are powerless. The children are suffering.

The medicine woman travels for many days to reach the primitive village.

Upon her arrival, the medicine woman performs a miracle. She instantly restores the grace of the women of the tribe and gives them their voices back.

The men of this early tribe are not pleased.

With the men of the tribe’s attention, the medicine woman and the women of the tribe begin a ceremony in which they tell the story of how they are taking their voices back.

The chief is infuriated.

The medicine woman leaves the now capable women to conduct a private ceremony for the chief.

The chief is intrigued and frightened.

What he thinks will be a sexual experience turns out to be something very different.

After the ritual is performed, the medicine woman passes on her apocalyptic prophecy of how the world will end due to the lack of love throughout humanity.

The chief experiences ego death. He sees that it starts with him.”

Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo

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