Wale celebrates black love in his newly released video for “Black Bonnie,” which leads with the text, "Beside every good man, is a great woman." The politically charged visual, directed by Yasha Gruben, finds the D.C. rapper in various scenes throughout history alongside his love interest played by Ashley Blaine Featherson. We see the couple as African royalty, Civil Rights activists, and contemporary lovers living in the city.
“I know we not felons but I definitely see you as my best friend, confident, and co-defender,” Wale raps on the outro, telling his "Black Bonnie," "Forever my ride or die/Never high, love Clyde.”
In a recent interview with Billboard, the rapper revealed he was in “a very creative space.” Not only is he recording new music, Wale says he’s also working on a movie. “Right now I’m trying to get into film and there have been some walls in front of me that I wasn’t expecting, that I probably wouldn’t have had to go through five or ten years ago,” he said. “It’s a difficult industry. It’s also small. There’s regular Hollywood and there’s black Hollywood and trying to find your way is tough. There are certain circles. There is no rhyme or reason why this person got this role or why this person is. It’s really hard to explain.”