Khalid an Arabic word meaning eternal, or endless, is the name of popular African- American singer off the endlessly played hit record “Location.” The song made popular after Kylie Jenner (whose family appears to have a consistent and unique method of breaking down men) played the then uncharted record on her SnapChat.
Directed by @alex_dimarco, in the 1st 21 seconds you see an seemingly unintentional confederate flag hanging on the driver side of his Ford Mustang. Possibly unintentionally, because throughout the remainder of the video you see an American Flag either on the side of the car or on his back. The Confederate flag is, & isn’t a big deal, considering he represents the south by way of El Paso, Texas, its understandable that maybe the flag represents more then the oppression & opposition to the freedom of his fore- parents, but even so why hide it after the 1st 3 seconds. Even more so as the son of an armed forces veteran, wouldn’t representing any fallen enemies flag be disrespectful to someone who fights for our country? Either way the subliminal of the Confederate Flag mini feature puzzles me.
Further more, in the video one thing that had less video time then the Confederate flag, was any women dark as him, or of “African- American” decent, or any other origin other then European, as he parades around the dessert with the American Flag across his back, which furthers my concern for the “Location” singer, who has stated to be inspired by India Arie & Kendrick Lamar as influences.
Who is controlling Khalid? Do I honestly believe that a 19 year old African- American Urban / Pop Singer, with a hit record couldn’t find a single “Black” girl for his video? Not even a light skinned ebony woman like most hip hop artist who are afraid of darker skinned women, but found time to find, place, then edit out an entire Confederate flag. When Khalid has kids possibly daughters & they (who will be at least partially African- American because he is) don’t see woman who reflect their potential likeliness, in the video that made their father famous, will they feel inadequate to the images in their father’s 1st video?
Who’s controlling Khalid? Is there a power steering the hip hop influenced African- American singer, away from from the mirror, is this what the “American Teen” singer have to do in order to be successful, or does Khalid just not find black women, urban culture, and history cool any more now that he has money? We all love the song but be sure to follow the brother as he may be trying to “Get Out.”