Sakima’s NSFW “Daddy” Video Is A Queer Triumph

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Taboo? Says who?

Sakima sees the line of queer provocativeness and jumps over it. He's aware there's a threshold of tolerance when it comes to how much queerness the general heteronormative public can handle, but he pays no mind. Sakima is here, he's queer—get used to it.

On his newest EP, Ricky, the U.K. pop-R&B star sings about gay sex in a way no other queer musician with a sizable platform does. There's no filter, no generalizing, and no fear. He's giving a voice to those queer kids looking to see their lives and urges represented honestly, without the polished PR moves his contemporaries make. With his newest video, "Daddy," he's bringing those experiences to life. 

"The video's main purpose serves as an extension of the queer narratives in my recent music, bringing to life some of the lyrics and exploring gay sex in a visual way," he tells us. "There are also some visual metaphors hidden within the video, such as the nosebleed that represents a desire to express and display my sexuality despite the wounds I carry from homophobic experiences and oppression."

Sakima holds nothing back in "Daddy." Bodies are present, skin meets skin, and love is made. It's like any other sexually charged video you've seen, only it features two men. Crazy, huh. 

"It was also important for me to show myself bare and expose my body despite any insecurities I have about not fitting into the male beauty standard," Sakima says. "I'm not muscly or hairless, and I don't have a jawline for days, but I wanted to get to a mental space where I'm not ashamed of those things and that it makes me more normal than it makes me an outsider. In doing so, I hope people can watch this video and not feel like their bodies aren't sexy because they don't fit into the gym-jock aesthetic that is often presented as the elite and highest form of beauty." The body beautiful, indeed.

Watch it all in the video, below.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.