Helen Mirren Is Kendrick Lamar's Therapist in "Count Me Out" Music Video

In the most recent visible launch for Kendrick Lamar’s “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” Lamar finds himself in remedy with none aside from the legendary Helen Mirren. The music video for “Count 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 believed my time was up,” he responds, turning to face the concerned-looking actor.

The two proceed talking, flashing forwards and backwards between the present second and previous reminiscences depicted in full colour. 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. But 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’m fallen,'” Mirren finally prompts him, the dialog rising extra severe. “Why’d you are feeling that method?” Lamar appears to be like at her and responds merely: “Life.” Finally, he begins to rap with Mirren in view your complete time, listening and reacting to her shopper’s innermost sentiments.

The video, codirected by Lamar and Dave Free, is the fourth visible mission Lamar has launched from his newest document, becoming a member of “N95,” “We Cry Together,” “Rich Spirit, and “The Heart Part 5,” which is nominated for greatest music video on the 2023 Grammy Awards.

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