Jidenna recently just released his debut studio album, The Chief. Fresh off that release, the Wondaland rapper has delivered some pretty bittersweet visuals to his track “Bambi.”
The video for the song features a sad, lonely and drunk Jidenna pining for a former lover who is now getting married to someone else – Lawrence from Insecure (actor Jay Ellis). Jidenna is desperately trying to hold on to the sweet memories he had with his old girl, played by Megalyn Echikunwoke, as he runs to interrupt her wedding day. But he, of course, is too late. The rapper also talked about the song and its influences in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
“To me it’s one of the pinnacles of the album. I didn’t grow up in a very musical household, but during the holidays, my mother used to always play Nat King Cole, good old Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin. That song is a product of those moments, when I’d be singing those melodies, those Harry Belafonte melodies, but fusing that with West African Highlife and trap music. I’ve never really made that many love records. That’s a special song to me to dig deep and show that side of myself.”