Today, GRAMMY®-nominated rapper Wale links up with ascendant Atlanta star Gunna for new single “Flawed” on Warner Records. Accompanied by a captivating black-and-white video, “Flawed” is a poignant breakup song cast in the misty middleground between rap and R&B. Together, Wale and Gunna capture the pain of reminiscing while you’re walking out the door.
Like past Wale hits, “Flawed” is emotionally raw and insightful. Reflecting on a breakup, he outlines why this relationship won’t work, sadly but assuredly rapping and singing. Long after the song ends, his powerful hook resonates: “Everybody flawed, I could never need you.” Directed by Joseph Desrosiers and Melissa Forde (Rihanna), the music video parallels the single’s ache. Separately, Wale and Gunna suffer the turmoil of drawn-out romantic splits. But the video ends with the duo together, and the women they’ve left behind in the background as Young Thug makes a surprise appearance. Watch it below.
Wale has a history of affecting collaborations. His sixth studio album Wow…That’s Crazy spawned the #1 double-platinum single “On Chill” feat. Jeremih, which received a 2020 BET Award nomination for “Best Collaboration.” Earlier this summer, Wale also released his impactful and timely The Imperfect Storm EP. The GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s list of accolades and accomplishments grows every year. He’s covered magazines such as Complex, Billboard, XXL, and Vibe, and has received honors at the BET Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards, and more. To date, Wale has achieved four platinum or multi-platinum singles, three gold singles, and two gold albums. With over 7 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Wale always has devotees waiting with bated breath, but the raw emotions of “Flawed” will undoubtedly touch fans both new and old.