Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar has released a short film based on the song We Cry Together, which was the most talked-about number from his recent album, Mr. Morale & the High Steppers. The 35-year-old rapper has himself acted in the short film alongside actress Taylour Paige.

In the film, the two actors play a couple in an abusive relationship who are calling each other the choicest of expletives, dropping numerous F-bombs and N-bombs throughout the length of the video. You can check out the film right here:

In the video, Lamar is seen wearing a blue shirt (usually worn by menial job holders) with the name-tag “Dante S” on it. The name is probably a reference to the same character the rapper had worn for his 2012 song, Collect Calls. Lamar is also wearing a cap that bears the logos of his company, pgLang, alongside that of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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In the video, as the character played by Taylour Paige is getting ready to leave for work, Lamar’s character is seen sitting in a chair. The two keep fighting, get in each other’s faces, and ultimately end up having sex. As the camera pulls away, what appears to be a domestic space is revealed to be a film set, probably hinting at the idea that all relationships are make-believe to a certain extent.

Mr. Morale & the High Steppers received widespread critical acclaim when it was released on May 13, 2022. A number of major publications gave the double album five-star reviews. It also met with some criticism for the inclusion of Kodak Black, a rapper against whom rape allegations had surfaced in 2016.

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Lamar has won a number of awards for his music over the years. He has bagged 14 Grammy Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, as well as the Pulitzer Prize.