MNEK’s got a new music video out and it’s all about being bisexual and on the DL.
Earlier this year, British singer-songwriter MNEK, real name Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike, released an album titled Language. One of the songs on that album was an R&B track titled “Girlfriend.”
Lyrics to the song go as follows:
“If your girlfriend knew
‘Bout me and you
‘Bout what we do (what we do)
Tell me what would she do?
Yeah if you told the truth
And said the word
Someone like her
Just isn’t right for youI’m a little secret nobody’s supposed to know
You want to keep this on the hush, keep this on the low
I’m the reason she’s wondering why you’re never home
Why you’re never home (never, never)But imagine if she knew you were -ing me
And acting irresponsibly
While she’s home learning recipes
You’ve been in my bed constantly
Neither you or your story’s straight
It’s such a shame
For a second put yourself in my place”
Now, a new music video for the song has been released. The video explores the song’s concept even further.
Star songwriter MNEK, who has penned the lyrics for several artists such as Beyonce, Madonna, Little Minx, Bastille, and more, is revving into his own singing career now. The artist shares that he wants to create music that represents his life and the lives of people like him.
"I don't think there's been many chances for people to see a black, gay, pop experience and that's what I want to have with my shows moving forward."
But MNEK isn’t looking to just represent with his music. He’s also trying to be honest about his life outside of music too. For instance, he shared screenshots last year of a hateful troll who tried to play him on a dating app.
With several LGBTQ singers taking the stage of late like Troye Sivan and Hayley Kiyoko, we’re excited to see MNEK show his special flair of self and representation.