Rising singer/songwriter, producer, and actress Kiana Ledé has revealed the music video for her latest single “Fairplay.”
Filmed in New Orleans, the sexy and cinematic clip dramatically builds into a voodoo-spiked revenge narrative that proves chilling in the best way possible. On the song, the Republic Records signee makes a bold declaration to her ex lover, who never thought that karma would come back on him.
“Tell me why you mad / Tell me why you hurt / Bet you didn’t think that the tables would turn,” she sings while later asking him, “how you like that karma?”
“I wrote this song when I went through a messy breakup,” Kiana explained to Refinery29. “I got cheated on, and I was in that angry phase that you go through when you have a breakup… It was a blessing in disguise, because that relationship was affecting my growth. I needed that relationship to end so I could grow. A lot of good things were happening to me after that, so I thought, ‘Man, that’s karma.’ I feel like I put my whole heart into that relationship and good things still [came from it], even though he gave up. So what goes around, comes around.”
Speaking about the message in the video, Ledé says: “I think that, most of the time, in movies and even in real life, the woman [who hooks up] gets the blame… It’s almost like the women are pitted against each other. That’s portrayed in a lot of stories. I didn’t want that in this. In my story, I felt like the woman he cheated with was the victim, too, almost. All the blame was not put on her, it was put on the guy. I don’t want women to feel like there’s any competition, because there is not. It had to do with my relationship with my man, and nothing to do with the other woman.”
Kiana Ledé is currently prepping for the release of her debut EP via Republic Records. Check out the cinematic video for “Fairplay” above.