The music video for SZA’s TikTok viral hit “I Hate U” has finally been released.
The Jack Begert-directed visuals open with actor LaKeith Stanfield yelling at the phone while sitting in his car, which is parked in a vacant parking lot next to the ocean. He then climbs out of the vehicle and walks to the beach.
Later in the video, Stanfield loses his cool after receiving a text from the TDE songstress reading “I hate u,” and in exasperation, tosses his phone into the water.
The official single version of “I Hate U” dropped last month after its TikTok version went viral.
“Honestly this started out as an exercise,” SZA said on Instagram in coordination with the song’s release. “I just wanted somewhere to dump my thoughts w out pressure..y’all made it a thing and I’m not mad lmao. ask and u shall receive.”
“I Hate U” became SZA’s first No. 1 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Watch the video for “I Hate U” below.