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Exclusive: Watch Uncle Meg's Video for 'For a Second'

Uncle Meg

The post-queer rapper is back with more shenanigans.

The "For a Second" video shows more of Uncle Meg's emotional, thoughtful side -- depicting young lovers on a dreamy, booze-soaked weekend jag in upstate New York, right outside the Sing Sing Correctional Facility. As Meg explains:

"The events that take place in this video are not exact in nature to what happened in real life, but I wanted to capture the feelings I felt through the two actresses. I feel like I'm such a masochist sometimes, and I stayed in something that was super toxic to me for such a long time because part of me liked the pain and the highs and lows. I wanted to show these highs and lows in the video. Kind of like a tornado of emotion. I hate you one minute and the next I love you. I wanted to shoot outside of New York City because I wanted to show a town and locations closer to home and to my heart. I grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, and I wanted a small town and run down suburban look just like from what I remembered growing up. As a teenager, 17 years old, running around the streets at night being bad, searching for anything to make me feel alive and free. And that's exactly what I was searching for out of that past relationship, to run wild and careless again with zero consequences. I loved the drama and it made me nostalgic for those days when I was 17 years old, snorting pills, and running crazy through suburban wasteland. And I loved those tortured feelings until I bottomed out on them. One day I woke up and I was like, shit, I'm 25 years old, I need to grow up, this is so painful and unhealthy."

Not familiar with Uncle Meg? The West Virginian-born, Brooklyn-based rapper, a.k.a Meg Skaff, is best known for her videos and lyrics in the all-female hip-hop trio Hand Job Academy, which gave us some priceless songs spoofing Lena Dunham. "For a Second" is the second single off Meg's debut EP, Dangerfield.

Watch the video below:

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