Joyner Lucas searches for answers on his new single “Devil’s Work.”
In the powerful clip, the rapper appears in a funeral setting in a church surrounded by photos of Nipsey Hussle, Tupac, Aaliyah, and Donald Trump. He holds a Bible in one hand and a Hennessy bottle in another while speaking to God and asking him why he took certain lives over others. “We supposed to be your children / I thought we family / You supposed to be my father, brah, I need answers,” he raps.
“They say you never wrong, but you don’ made a few mistakes / ‘Cause you taking the wrong ni**as / Maybe you should trade / Trade us back all the real ones, remove the fakes,” he says while the camera cuts to a photo of Suge Knight.
“Give us Tupac back and take that ni**a Suge,” he continues. “Give us Biggie, give us Pun / Give us XXX / Take that ni**a Trump with you, that’s a bigger threat / That’s too much power for a coward with no intellect.”
He also asks God to bring back Eazy-E, Selena, Aaliyah, Martin Luther King, Trayvon Martin, Malcolm X, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson, and asks him to take R. Kelly, Martin Shkreli, George Zimmerman, and Nipsey’s alleged killer Eric Holder.
“Wondering why the f**k you take Nipsey Hussle from us,” says Joyner. “Damn, you took a true king, a true brother from us / This a fucking marathon, but they running from us.”
Plus, he takes aim at conservative commentators Tomi Lahren and Laura Ingraham. “I really feel like you should teach them stupid hoes a lesson / Either that or give us back somebody who deserves the blessings.”
He ends with a plea: “I don’t mean to question you, I’m just confused / I don’t know what else to do … I know this ain’t your fault / It’s the devil’s work.”