New Video: Jhene Aiko – Maniac

Published: Friday 6th Jan 2017 by Nehemiah

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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  1. Credits January 6, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about her diagnosis but the reality is that a lot of artists have a mental illness and it is linked to ‘creativity.’

    • LISA LEVINE January 7, 2017

      So evidently Big Sean’s Big D_ick, must be driving this girl crazy now she’s going for the S** Goddess vibe, I like her SADE vibe she had going but ok girl

  2. Myownstan January 6, 2017

    Just… no….. Mila is way better jhene makes me want to take a nap

    • Taylor-Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) January 7, 2017

      Mila sounds like every other girl that came from the Janet Jackson School of How to Be an Urban Artist. Jhene is an artist

      • Credits January 7, 2017

        A stage performance of jhene sounds like she graduated from the bad boy school with a degree in Cassie vocals. Meh, both these sisters are ok. Jhene’s strength is in her writing ability, while mila has a distinctive tone but generic material.

      • Jhene Aiko Stan January 7, 2017

        Jhene is not a trained singer, she has admitted this multiple times. She writes, produces, and directs her own material.

      • Jhene Aiko Stan January 7, 2017

        Despite that, I find her voice very soulful. She may not have a wide natural range but she can sing

      • Stones-Brie January 7, 2017

        Some b******* making stuff up about Janet.. she’s never been an urban artist.. she became a top popular artist with good material.. don’t lie just to lift your sh*t up. Bye

      • LiLi’n’RiRi January 8, 2017

        Listen here h***. Milo J has that Taylor Swift flow as far as her tone/range goes. Jhene has a tone that hits u like a fresh tab of acid. Milo can’t write for s***, basic ass songs. Jhene has dope songs and fresh f****** production. no matter what u wanna say about these two, theres a reason why one is Janet and the other is Letoya, hmm kay *sips koolaid* *dabs on dem h****

  3. H0tness January 6, 2017

    To repetitive come again.

  4. Kim.Kesha&Pam January 6, 2017

    Jhene is so dope! But this song & visual are a no! Love her tho.

    • Trina January 6, 2017

      I LOVE the name you chose ❤️. Total is the S H I T.

    • SterlingInfinity January 7, 2017

      I like her! I remember her in b2k… God I can’t believe I admitted to playing them but I know a lot of amazing artist who are not bipolar. And a lot of “normal” people who are. I don’t think it’s a horrible thing I just don’t think we should start labeling artist bipolar. Her style and voice is unique. I just found the video to be more creepy than s***. Plus I’m tired of the whole mental institution video wave. It’s been done a lot but I’m rooting for her. Everyone who’s creative deserves to be heard!

  5. Danzou January 7, 2017


    • Taylor-Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) January 7, 2017

      Thats how the public reacts to Nicki’s music everytime she releases something without showcasing her cement booty.

      • Danzou January 7, 2017

        Billboard says otherwise h**.

  6. Taylor-Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) January 7, 2017

    Jhene did that. I’m ready for an album from her, it’s been too long. When will these bottoms learn that Jhene doesn’t make music to bop to? We have more than enough artist for that. Jhene makes the type of music you chill and actually listen to, not what you play when you’re about to go out.

  7. Jhenefan January 7, 2017

    I love Jhene. But I am not a fan of maniac. I prefer her more meaningful music. Her song writing ability is amazing!

  8. Jhene Aiko Stan January 7, 2017

    I didn’t care for Maniac at first but it’s grown on me. The video helped. Sad to hear about her bi-polar disorder though. Diagnosing is the first step

  9. Flykiid January 7, 2017

    Yeah, I’m not feeling maniac too much either but i LOVE Jhene!! I still listen to her first album & her old mix tapes. ‘W.a.y.s’ is my anthem!! ‘Blue dream’ i can listen to over & over.. ‘stranger’ is the story of my life! The girl can write her a*s off!

  10. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil January 10, 2017

    Nice music video

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