(AllHipHop News) Vic Mensa opens his new self-directed (with Franc Fernande) "3 Years Sober" music video singing into a brush as he stares at himself in the mirror. Viewers then watch the Chicago rapper-rocker put on eyeliner, mascara, red lipstick, and a blonde wig.
The 93PUNX frontman upped the shock value by wearing a confederate flag dress, stockings, and high heels. His To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar-inspired character then gets into a scuffle over birth control pills with an old man wearing a "Pence 2020" pin.
Later in the video, Mensa is attacked by two younger men in an alley. The assailants write the words "fraud" and "homo" on Vic's face in black marker. A group of "BBQ Becky" lookalikes also make cameos in the visuals.
"The '3 Years Sober' video is a statement about identity. I put on a confederate flag dress to be able to laugh at a symbol of hate, and played tug of war with Mike Pence over birth control," stated Mensa. "I had my face written on to get ahead of everything I know people will say about me and had a diner full of BBQ Becky’s call the police on me for using the women’s bathroom."
He continued, "I know some in Hip Hop culture will see this and say ‘Vic’s gay' (which I’m not), whereas if I was white they’d just say 'he’s a rockstar.' 93PUNX is about being yourself, f*ck what people think.” The Punk band previously released "Camp America" which is another politically-charged record that addresses the Trump Administration's detention policy for migrant children from Central and South America. Vic Mensa with 93PUNX and Jesse Rutherford are headed out on a co-headlining tour beginning in August.