Before I was 5 seconds into this video I was having flashbacks to this post I did after Donna Summer passed.
Dej Loaf – Me U & Hennessy
In retrospect that post was a little sketchy, I spent about half of it making sure I wasn’t being a dick and talking about how I might be wrong in all kinds of ways, and unfortunately I feel the same way here, but I think it might be good to have some conversation around this subject because I don’t think it’s very conducive to music or artists to push them to have a very stereotypically sexy persona when they’re not genuinely comfortable with showing that publicly. Is the version of Dej we see in “Me U & Hennessy” just another authentic expression of her personality, or is she pushing back (or possibly being pressured to push back) against people who called her a dyke when she wore a loose fitting shirt in her first big video? I don’t have the answers, but I think the question should be posed.