J. Cole’s obsession turns deadly in the dark video for “Power Trip,” the first single off his sophomore album Born Sinner, due June 25. The Roc Nation MC puts a whole new perspective on his love song as he commits murder in the grim visuals.
The chilling clip opens with a nervous-looking Cole at the strip club, cutting to him parked outside a girl’s house as her boyfriend, Miguel, gets ready to go out. Cole and a friend are later seen driving with wood and plastic bags on top of their car. A cop pulls them over along the highway, but lets them go after finding just a shovel in their trunk.
They continue to the forest, where we discover that Cole has acted out on his murderous plans as he unloads a body from the roof. But just who was the victim?
Watch the tragic end to his love story below.