WATCH LOGICS EMOTIONALLY CHARGED NEW VIDEO FOR “1-800-273-8255”. 😢 FT ALESSIA CARA AND KHALID.
Rapper Logic has released a moving video for his song “1-800-273-8255,” which features a young gay man coming to terms with his sexuality while faced with bullying and initial pushback from his family.
The video follows a structure similar to that of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, which focused on three stages of its protagonist’s life. The video for Logic’s song, which is the actual National Suicide Prevention Hotline number, depicts Cheadle as the dad holding his infant son before centering mostly on the child’s teen years that include falling for a boy, being bullied, and contemplating suicide.
Finally, it closes on a flash-forward to when the boy is fully grown, has been accepted by his family, and accepts himself.