CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports:

Vic Mensa makes a bold statement in the fiery new video for “3 Years Sober” by his rock-leaning side band 93PUNX. The clip, which dropped on Thursday morning (July 25), actually makes a number of bold statements, taking on racial strife, violence against LGBTQ Americans and the battle over birth control.

With the addition of a satin-y Confederate flag mini dress, red pumps and fishnets, Mensa moves on to a game of tug of war over a pack of birth control pills with an actor dressed as vice president Mike Pence before two men attack him in an alley and write the words “fraud” and “homo” on his face in marker.

Mensa writes in the clip’s YouTube description:

“I had my face written on to get ahead of everything I know people will say about me and had a diner full of BBQ Becky’s call the police on me for using the women’s bathroom. I know some in hip hop culture will see this and say ‘Vic’s gay’ (which I’m not), whereas if I was white they’d just say ‘he’s a rockstar.’ 93PUNX is about being yourself, fuck what people think.”

The clip currently has more dislikes than likes at YouTube, which is quite rare, but the anti-LGBT comments reveal the reason.