VIDEO FAB: Fantasia's "Lose To Win" + Shystie's "Control It" Ft. Azealia Banks
Fantasia has released a stylish new video to accompany her "Lose To Win" single. Watch the video inside and see British MC Shystie team up with Azealia Banks for "Control It."
As she preps for the April 23rd release of Side Effects Of You, Fantasia is back with a lavishly vintage style video for her latest single, "Lose To Win." The video follows the singer building herself back up after a heartbreak, which is a similar to the way she's been building herself back up after being tormented by the media.
You'll recall the backlash she received after a post on Instagram was taken out of context (or so she says) and most recently, she was angered by JET's choice to go with an "old" pic for a recent story on her. And she was further insulted after a Facebook post by JET's EIC Mitzi Miller went viral after Mitzi vented her frustration about having to apologize or explain why she chose the pic she did.
Mitzi went on to apologize for her Facebook post, (which references Fanny's illiteracy) saying,
“It was a thoughtless comment made during a moment of frustration. It was unprofessional and not representative of the JET mission, which is to uplift. I regret letting my emotions get the best of me. I am truly apologetic.”
Keep your chin up Fanny....sometimes you gotta lose to win. Or something.
Watch "Lose To Win" here:
In other new videos.....
British import Shystie teamed up with Harlem femcee Azealia Banks for her "Control It" video. She spoke to Billboard about the risque Oliver Whitehouse-directed clip saying "sex-with-class" was the concept.
"I wanted something fun, artistic and creative. I feel [like] a lot of videos nowadays just look generic. I went back and forth with Oliver Whitehouse about a million times in putting the treatment together, just to make sure that we had something sexy, shocking and entertaining. I wanted this to stand out from all the other visuals I have to date. The track is sexual and domineering, and I wanted the video to reflect that."
Did she succeed? You be the judge. Meanwhile, she'll release her "Pink Mist," EP on April 28 followed by a studio project in September.
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