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Wale takes us through a timeline of black love in his new music video for the Jacquees-assisted song “Black Bonnie” released today (July 31).
In the Yasha Gruben-directed visual, the DMV native tells the story of a romance that reincarnates itself across time. In the first act, Folarin is a Black Panther protecting his lady amid protests and F.B.I. raids. His opening verse depicts a relationship built around revolution and riches that name-drops the sitting president.

“Let’s go to Neiman’s, let’s go to Lenox/Spend a whole check and run a play to get the next one/Let’s create the vibe, let’s not take our time/Let’s spray paint the Trump Towers, letters U and I/It’s you and I ’til it’s suicide/Or ’til the cracker pull us over, ain’t no one around, bang/We woke, shawty, protest and party/I know you love nostalgia, I got you Barney’s,” he raps.

As the song goes on, the couple reunites in different time periods ancient Africa, the 90’s and closes in modern day France.┬áThe song comes from Wale’s March EP It’s Complicated, his second to last release before signing to Warner Bros. He also dropped the Self Promotion EP on May 7 and appeared on Jacquees’ April EP This Time I’m Serious. Watch below.