In his new video for “How to Love” Lil Wayne pushes the envelope by providing mature context and images about molestation, multiple pregnancies, abortion, single-parenting, domestic abuse, black male incarceration, prostitution and HIV/AIDs in our communities.
With a cameo from Tristan Wilds (The Wire, Secret Life of Bees), Wayne’s video takes us into the life of “beautiful” girl who has never known love.
SPOILER ALERT: she ends up with HIV.
Some have called the visual offensive, while others feel it’s a perfect way to solicit dialogue on these important issues.
You be the judge…
Watch the OFFICIAL video for Lil Wayne’s “How to Love” below:
Here are the facts: Forty-nine percent of sexual assaults are against girls under 16 years of age. In 2009, for every 100,000 black males, an estimated 4,777 are held in federal or state prison or a local jail. Of the more than 1 million people living with HIV in the United States of America today, almost half are black; note African-Americans make up only 13 percent of the population.
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Almost 75% of American children living in single-parent families will experience poverty before they turn 11 years old. Only 20 percent of children in two-parent families will do the same. ~ via TheQueensCastle
The video is directed by Chris Johnson.