Wale Tells a Cautionary Tale in ‘The Girls on Drugs’ Video
As Wale's The Album About Nothing continues to hold on to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, the rapper drops the visual for his Janet Jackson-inspired single “The Girls on Drugs.”
The Dre Films-directed video, which finds Wale telling the story of a woman's battle with pills, kicks off with fit models of all shades of brown in scantily clad workout gear working on their fitness in the gym. As Wale’s verse comes in, the trio of ladies head from the gym to an apartment. A few shots and bong hits later, reality starts to set in that the ladies are in comedown mode before picking it all up again for a night on the town.
The feeling that they're floating on euphoric clouds and a psychedelic lens trick also adds to the party girl theme of the video, providing cinematic elements to the storyline. Wale appears in the video during the club scene, accompanied by Cordell Broadus, Snoop Dogg's son. The MC ends up hitting it off with one of the three original party girls. But the night turns sour, when he later chastises her about being a “scared little girl” who is possibly dabbling in drugs and the fast life to fit in on Instagram as she regurgitates the night’s poisons in bathroom stall.
In true Folarin fashion, the visuals are riddled in symbolism and metaphors. Watch Wale give a reminder that drugs are bad above.
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