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Kevin Abstract Survives Gay Conversion Therapy in 'Miserable America' Video

Miserable America

"My mother's homophobic, I'm stuck in the closet, I'm so claustrophobic." 

Rapper Kevin Abstract's new music video for "Miserable America" is an intersectional reflection of his experience as a Black queer man.

Lifted off his album, American Boyfriend: A Surburban Love Story, the powerful visual continues its existential themes, as he's shown hanging upside down in "Mr. Red's Conversion Camp," surrounded by a group of slow-moving, hypnotized women.

"My boyfriend saved me," he raps throughout. "My mother's homophobic, I'm stuck in the closet, I'm so claustrophobic."

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Dead-eyed and dangling, Abstract is ultimately saved when one of the women kill the doctor who's holding them hostage. With his blood splattered on her hands and face, the group unties Abstract, before dancing wildly together, laughing and drinking champagne.

"I don't care no more," Abstract repeats above a euphoric gospel chorus, while thrashing like a liberated victor. "I don't, I don't care no more."

Watch Kevin Abstract's "Miserable America" video, below.

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