Kendrick Lamar drops short film for “We Cry Together,” with Taylour Paige

The visual for Kendrick Lamar‘s “We Cry Together” has arrived, in the form of a short film starring Lamar and actress Taylour Paige

The short film dropped on Thursday and is an all-out reenactment of the track, which is from Lamar’s recently released Mr. Morale & the High Steppers album. It begins with Paige getting ready for work as Lamar sits at a kitchen table, smoking. As the fight escalates, the pair get in each other’s faces on occasion, exchanging the chorus’ explicit lyrics.

At one point, Lamar takes the car keys and locks himself in the bathroom. However, Paige enters through another door and gets the keys back. The two continue to argue around the apartment before reconciling in a graphic sexual act on the living sofa as the camera zooms out, exposing the set. 

Lamar released two versions of the short film, one censored and one not. 

“We Cry Together,” which was recorded live on March 15, 2020, is eligible for Best Live Action Short category at the 2023 Academy Awards. Eligibility does not equal nomination. 

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