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One Of Our Favorite Queer Rappers Takes On 'FOMO' In New Video

"It doesn't really matter what you end up doing, the important thing is maintaining relationships with the people you love."

New York-based queer rapper F. Virtue dropped his newest video last week and it revolves around a theme that many New Yorker know all too well: the internal battle over whether they should go out or not.

"Saturday Night Dead" stars up-and-coming trans model Maya Monès and club kid Yera and addresses the digital-age obsession with "FOMO" (Fear Of Missing Out). In it, F. Virtue attempts to capture this feeling of desire-based disconnection and the way social media reinforces the pressure to constantly be socially engaged.

"The video is a very honest visual representation of the song," the rapper told The Huffington Post. "But an important piece of the video's subtext is how when Maya and Yera finally go out without Charlotte, they are the only people in the club. Despite it just being them two (and me doing a monotone performance facing the wall), they have the time of their lives dancing and just being with each other. It's to show that it doesn't really matter what you end up doing, the important thing is maintaining relationships with the people you love."

Previously, F. Virtue released "Growing Old," an adorable video that used footage from his wedding day. For even more from him, check out his official website here.

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