Little Simz releases new short film ‘I Love You, I Hate You’

The Sam Pilling-directed film is "the story of abandonment" according to the London rapper

Little Simz has released a new short film called I Love You, I Hate You – check it out below.

Sharing its name with one of the tracks on the London rapper’s latest album, ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’, the Sam Pilling-directed film is released as part of a collaboration with WeTransfer’s art platform WePresent.

Written by Caroline Adeyemi, I Love You, I Hate You is a story by Simz, which also sees her star alongside Sonia Ajuwa, C.J. Beckford and Shaniqua Okwok.

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Speaking of the film, Simz said: “I Love You, I Hate You is the story of abandonment. How trauma can affect us in our adult lives if never confronted. I wanted to make this film because I feel it’s a universal story that many people can relate to.

“It’s been incredible to work with a partner like WePresent who are so invested in telling stories like this. They understood and trusted my vision from the jump and had my back to create the film I set out to make.”

Watch the full film below:

The film is Simz’s first acting role since appearing as herself in the recent Marvel film Venom: Let There Be Carnage. In 2019, she starred as Shelley in the most recent season of Top Boy.

In a five-star review of Simz’s ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’, NME‘s Dhruva Balram wrote: “Little Simz has ferocious energy on this album, a relentlessness that she must get everything in her head out now. It feels like she is closing the volume to a book, the last chapter in it written and filed.

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“With ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’, Little Simz has crafted a near-perfect album that will exist as a marker for future generations to try and attain; it’s not hyperbole to suggest that this canonises her work forever, elating her to be one of the greats.”

Meanwhile, the MOBO Awards has announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony, with Dave, Ghetts, Little Simz and Arlo Parks leading the way.

The annual celebration of Black music and culture will return on Sunday, December 5 at Coventry Building Society Arena, with the event set to be live-streamed on YouTube and air on the BBC.

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