With the recent release of the Surviving R. Kelly series spearheading this visuals premier, Keaira LaShae touches on abuse in all its facets and the damaging aftermath. “Real One”, one of the hit singles off her Purple Crowns EP, hearkens with the pain and lyrical depth necessary to convey such an imperative message and the visual brings the records imagery around full circle. LaShae puts on a stunning, fervent performance ,alongside model and actor Kellen Marcus, doused in the intent to empower women that have been abused, used and belittled amid gifting them the strength to fight back.
You feel the intensity of this record due to her undeniably poignant execution!
Keaira LaShae reflects on this visual release, “Watching #SurvivingRKelly brought out some feelings that I thought I should share… I was trying to figure out the right time to put this video out because it’s such a heavy subject. Especially in the black community. Abuse is not an easy thing to talk about. No matter what type of abuse it is. Whether it’s sexual, mental, physical or emotional.. I wanted to shed light on this because it’s something that people are ashamed to discuss, particularly black women because for some reason, people always find a way to BLAME us. I grew up in a home filled with ABUSE.. I wasn’t personally abused but the people I loved were getting abused behind closed doors. I didn’t realize it until I was around 14. I was ANGRY, SAD, CONFUSED and DISAPPOINTED. I didn’t understand how someone could get abused and STAY. I didn’t understand why someone would blame themselves instead of realizing that they were the VICTIM. I created this visual to hopefully inspire women to be STRONG and LEAVE the situation. I know it’s easier said than done but I wanted to at least try. Please STOP bullying the victims and accusing them of lying. You have NO idea what people do behind closed doors. No matter how successful, rich, charming, or talented a person is, they can be F***eD UP too.. To the girls/women in a horrible abusive situation, I pray that you get the strength and help that you need to GET OUT‼️”
We need records like “Real One” to shed light on reality instead of inconsequential, hollow content soused in auto-tune. LaShae, a mother, entrepreneur, author, fitness guru and conspicuous artist, rattles the industry amidst creating a compelling call to action. Check out her riveting release below.