By Kevin Rutherford
Hell hath no fury like Jhené Aiko scorned.
In her new music video for “Comfort Inn Ending,” the rising R&B artist laments the end of a relationship after a lover cheated on her. The result? Clothes ripped off hangers, a keyed Porsche, said clothes going up in flames– oh, and did we mention a keyed Porsche?
Car enthusiasts may cringe as Aiko does the deed– with her man’s new lover still inside, no less. Jewelry lovers may not feel much better; after gathering up her former lover’s gold chains, they, along with his clothes and even some expensive sneakers, are doused in gasoline and set ablaze.
Before the bonfire, she sits in a different car, tears streaming down her face. “I was not the only one,” she sings, the lyrics depicting a relationship that found its peak at a Comfort Inn, where they “made love like the world would have ended.”
In the end, she flashes back to happier times in a meadow among lilting acoustic guitar, Aiko asking, “If this was not love then please tell me what was it?”
The song comes from Aiko’s 2013 EP Sail Out, her first with Def Jam. The video itself follows a busy weekend at Coachella, during which she was joined by both Drake and Childish Gambino on separate tunes.