Jhene Aiko gets psychotic in the asylum, self-directed visual for single ‘Maniac.’
With the dark sensual single as her backdrop, the ‘Souled Out’ singer is bound, gagged, and restrained before freeing herself and straddling a mannequin. The concept stems from Aiko’s research on the reasons women were admitted into mental institutions in earlier years. The reason: nymphomania, which is a side of the 28-year-old that she wanted to highlight more with this effort.
Peep the visual below…
Elaborating on the clip’s concept, she tells Rolling Stone:
“There are so many layers to my personality. One of them is very sexual, and ‘Maniac’ is me sharing that side of myself.”
Big Sean’s lady also spoke about her recent bipolar diagnosis
“Ironically, I released ‘Maniac’ at a time where I had recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, so my interest in the research was genuine. I think we all have some sort of imbalance, but I also believe that we can overcome it. I find my balance through creating art. The ‘Maniac’ visual is the story of a mental patient who finds her own cure.”
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