Video Premiere: Melody Thornton – ‘Lipstick&Guilt’

Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton goes dark in the video for “Lipstick&Guilt,” her remake of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild.” The former Pussycat Doll weathers the evils of the industry in the ominous clip, directed by Hyperballad. Melody, who did her own hair, makeup, and styling, looks glamorous in a flowing purple gown as she belts out the soulful song perched on a rock.

“We were influenced by the dark undertones of the track and Melody’s powerhouse vocals,” said directors Dano Cerny and Marielle Tepper. “We worked with our effects team Nick Young and Zack Young to create a world that matched the mood and beauty but wasn’t your typical video imagery. The great thing about working with Melody is that she thinks out of the box and wants to push the envelope visually, which makes for a great collaboration.”

Melody’s 10-track mixtape P.O.Y.B.L (Piss On Your Black List) will be available for free download on March 15.

Rap-Up.com has the premiere of “Lipstick&Guilt” below.



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59 Comments

  1. CR211

    nicee

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    david Reply:

    love it, finally doing her own thing not living in nicoles wack ass shadow. She has raw talent and her voice is dope.

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  2. MELODYDAILY.NET

    I LOVE IT ! I’m so proud of her , i was expecting something like this for this first music video and i’m in love ! Now i can’t wait for the mixtape on thursday !! :D GOO MEL !!

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  3. Dave

    I like it, but I wish it were longer.

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    baron Reply:

    @Dave, me too!

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  4. Nic

    love it… great job :)

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  5. Veronika

    I adooooore her!! so proud of my girl

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  6. dave

    out of sync

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    Spartenia Reply:

    @dave,
    I kinda agree :/

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  7. Kyle

    I love Melody! I’m proud of all these girls who are currently without a record label and doing their thing and giving their fans something to listen to. Melody, Dawn, Teyana & Kalenna have been grinding these past few months. I think their hard work is going to pay off.

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    EriJ Reply:

    @Kyle, Agreed

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  8. Jay

    Kinda cool. Wish it were longer and had more depth.

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  9. WonderLand19

    Sick! She’s coming :)

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  10. Charly

    Wonderful!

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  11. felicia

    I love it!! Great vocals and looks really pretty. Go girl

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  12. baron

    Quite honestly one of the best performances all season. That last note… BEEETTTTTTTCHHHHHH!!!!!!!

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  13. Redchainsaw

    Is it meant to be this short?

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  14. Mrs. Crusoe-Perez

    Wow!! Beautiful to watch and amazing vocals!! Love you little miss melody :) Keep working hard! xxxx

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  15. Priscila

    So Amazing <3 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW MELODY <3

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  16. majentacream

    This video is so amazing!!!! Im pretty sure it was meant to be short guys :)

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  17. Billionaire

    I love her voice & how different her approach is!

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  18. T

    Excited for this mix tape!

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  20. yo tambien

    I don’t have a problem with her, she’s obviously talented, but she’s going to flop. She’s living in a world of Rihannas, Beyonces, Nickis, and Katy Perrys. There’s no room for her :(

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  21. Daron

    Am I the only one who think she was talking about Nicole Sherzinger in this song??

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    Imani Reply:

    @Daron, Nope thats all I keep thinking & I love it more because of it! <3 Haha

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    Rasan Reply:

    @Daron, Me too, you gotta wonder she is cuter, actually her vocals are stronger. Why did Nicole get the deal over her?

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    ONMYRADAR Reply:

    @Rasan, If she’s talking about Nicole..like come on, Nicole gave her money..yes Melody has talent, but who was the real star and singer of PCD???..”NICOLE”..so diss someone who didnt put a roof over your head lol…Sorry but Nicole has her own Lane, she just needs to find it without trying to a solo pcd on her own! :)

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  22. Burrrton

    DOPE teaser!!! Sick visuals/Sick song!

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  23. LaTroy Watson

    great visuals! loves i!

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  24. LaMont

    Not bad,I can’t wait for the mix-tape.

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  25. Songstress

    DOPE !!!!

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  26. CMoney

    I luv this! I wish it was longer :(

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    CMoney Reply:

    @CMoney, me 3

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  27. Ello

    WOW!

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  28. ije

    Wow, Loved the video and Melody looks FABULOUS! I so cannot wait until March 15th. I want more!!!! Get it Girl….

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  29. asmodee

    Real nice vidéo hope you make an international career love ya from Montréal

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  30. James

    Home girl has some major pipes….. Says a lot when you feelin a remake more than the original….

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  31. Darnell

    Beautiful person…. Beautiful voice…. Beautiful passion

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  32. Ashley

    WOW!!! She is the best!!! To bad the pussycat dolls had that trick Nichole leading that joint…. They would still be the jam today if this gem was at the forefront!

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  34. real talk

    The vocal line don t fit the music but good short video

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    Ashley Reply:

    @real talk, Next time bring real talk or don’t talk at all… SMH

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    Ma Day poez Reply:

    @real talk, that What some people say

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  35. Ashley

    SO INCREDIBLE!!! Omg! If only this beautiful lady was singing lead vocals for PCD, and not that trick Nicole! They would still be the jam today!!! I can’t wait to hear more from her!!!!

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  36. Matthew Charlery-Smith

    Hi Melody, I think there was an amazing, Lord of the “Tropical” Rings affect you gave off in that video. I respect you so much for doing a video for a mixtape single. That only goes to show how serious you’re taking this thing. Every piece of artwork deserves to shine and you’ve shown it through this. As a mixtape is a short taster of what’s to come I’m glad you did a short video to show alongside it. It gives people artistic vision as to where you’re going and it looks like you’ll be in a lane all by yourself. The make up and costume/accessories were very convincing. Well done…keep it CLEAN!!! X

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  37. Ma Day poez

    amazing short video

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  38. Detric Thornton

    To melody keep doing good things and good things will continue to happen for you!!! The songs awesome and so is your video keep it pushing fam!!!

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  39. Sharp Tongue

    She was always my favorite in the group so I love it.

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  40. ONMYRADAR

    OKAY, MEL!!! I SEE YOU YASSSS I FUCKING SEE YOU!!!! LETS GO GWORL!!!!! TURN IT UP!!!! LMAO

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  41. Neon

    Sure, the video’s short but it certainly makes us wonder what’s more to come. Melody if you’re reading this, it’s wonderful to have you back in the music scene.

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  42. Hugh

    Nice

    Reminds me of the POWER video

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  43. Michaela

    I love the video, don’t mind that it’s just a teaser. The song speaks for itself, those lyrics are fire. You can’t deny the fact this girl is an amazing talent.

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  44. clarence rodriguez

    YESSSS MELODY!!!! I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOUR MIXTAPE…THIS SONG IS FIRE!!!!! STR8 FIRE!!!WERK BITCH!!!!

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  45. Burrrton

    love this teaser cant stop watching

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  46. bret

    lol for so much hype its too short.

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  47. Google_Me

    Beautiful Voice .. Finally someone who can actaully sing is getting famous !!!

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  48. maybeshewill

    Melody, marry me?

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