The video, inspired by the song “I Love You, I Hate You”, explores the trauma caused by the rapper’s absent father.
“You made a promise to God to be there for your kids
You made a promise to give them a life that you didn’t live
My ego won’t fully allow me to say that I miss you
A woman who hasn’t confronted all her daddy issues”
This is how Little Simz starts her second verse in “I Love You, I Hate You”. The track, which is particularly intimate, was one of the standouts of Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, the British-Nigerian artist’s fourth critically-acclaimed studio album. Following the release of the song’s official video, Simz has now dedicated a full short film to the subject, allowing her to delve deeper in her memories of abandonment and her childhood trauma.
Created by Little Simz with writer Caroline Adeyemi, the film features Simz alongside Shaniqua Okwok, C.J. Beckford, and Sonia Ajuwa.
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz is still available on all platforms.