Up and coming singer Kiana Ledé releases the music video for her latest single “Fairplay”.
“I wrote this song when I went through a messy breakup,” Kiana explained to Refinery29. “I got cheated on, and I was in that angry phase that you go through when you have a breakup… It was a blessing in disguise, because that relationship was affecting my growth. I needed that relationship to end so I could grow. A lot of good things were happening to me after that, so I thought, ‘Man, that’s karma.’ I feel like I put my whole heart into that relationship and good things still [came from it], even though he gave up. So what goes around, comes around.”
Speaking about the message in the video, Ledé says: “I think that, most of the time, in movies and even in real life, the woman [who hooks up] gets the blame… It’s almost like the women are pitted against each other. That’s portrayed in a lot of stories. I didn’t want that in this. In my story, I felt like the woman he cheated with was the victim, too, almost. All the blame was not put on her, it was put on the guy. I don’t want women to feel like there’s any competition, because there is not. It had to do with my relationship with my man, and nothing to do with the other woman.”