Video: Bridget Kelly – ‘Not Afraid’

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Bridget Kelly returns with “Not Afraid.” With “shades on and brand new sneakers,” the “baddest tomboy you’ve ever seen” delivers an empowering visual for her Summer of 17 single.

The video shows true fight and perseverance. After a motivational BK intro about resilience, the cinematic clip tells the story of a woman steered towards ballet. Instead of following that path, she secretly pursues her passion to box. Meanwhile, the New York songstress sings about “growing pains” and why she’s not afraid to keep striving.

“I’ve never done well with change, especially when it’s out of my control,” Kelly tells Rap-Up. “Somehow I’ve made strides in spite of the insecurity and heartache I’ve experienced. I’ve been counted out and cried until I couldn’t breathe. As much as it hurts I’m not afraid to keep going.”

Released last year, Summer of 17 includes the Mack Wilds-assisted single “Act Like That.” Stream the 6-track EP and watch “Not Afraid” exclusively on Rap-Up.