Within the newest visible launch for Kendrick Lamar’s “Mr. Morale & the Massive Steppers,” Lamar finds himself in remedy with none aside from the legendary Helen Mirren. The music video for “Depend Me Out,” which debuted on Dec. 16, begins with black-and-white footage of a watch ticking, adopted by Mirren’s voice calling out “Kendrick? Kendrick . . . did you hear that Kendrick?” to a weary trying Lamar, slumped over a piano. “My apologies, I assumed my time was up,” he responds, turning to face the concerned-looking actor.
The 2 proceed talking, flashing backwards and forwards between the present second and previous recollections depicted in full shade. In a flashback, Lamar recounts an altercation with a lady who insists he stole her parking spot, asking why he did it, whereas he denies taking the spot in any respect. However in a dialog with Mirren, he admits, “I did take her parking spot.”
“You texted me at 2 o’clock within the morning, ‘I really feel like I am fallen,'” Mirren finally prompts him, the dialog rising extra severe. “Why’d you are feeling that approach?” Lamar seems to be at her and responds merely: “Life.” Lastly, he begins to rap with Mirren in view your entire time, listening and reacting to her consumer’s innermost sentiments.
The video, codirected by Lamar and Dave Free, is the fourth visible venture Lamar has launched from his newest document, becoming a member of “N95,” “We Cry Collectively,” “Wealthy Spirit, and “The Coronary heart Half 5,” which is nominated for finest music video on the 2023 Grammy Awards.