ICYMI: Countess Vaughn Releases Video And Song “Wifey” And Twitter Had A Lot To Say About It
In case you missed it yesterday, TV One released the video for Countess Vaughn’s “Wifey,” otherwise known as “Do You Love Him?” and well, let’s just say that it didn’t receive the warmest welcome from the Twitterverse.
In it, Vaughn plays a woman whose significant other is stepping out on her (with Mica Hughes of Blood Sweat and Heels fame actually) and she gets revenge on him and his mistress. Sounds simple enough, but the video is anything but. The song itself didn’t sound mastered, and the visual clip, at times, came off like a parody as Vaughn confronted both parties, talons pointed, eyes wide, lips contorted in anger. While Vaughn looked great, there was just honestly too much going on. That’s putting it nicely compared to the reaction of people on Twitter:
Fellow Hollywood Divas star Lisa Wu produced the video, while Charles West directed and co-directed it. After hearing the less than positive critiques of the song and video, Wu responded:
As for that “prognosis” Wu is speaking about, Vaughn does have a thyroid condition that can alter her voice due to complications from swelling. She has said in the past that certain medications can help with it. Therefore, people should keep that in mind when they listen to the song.
If you’re wondering what Vaughn thought of the video, it’s hard to tell. She didn’t promote it on her social media and hasn’t said much of anything since it was released. Though she did repost Wu’s statement with the caption, “Thank you Lisa wu areal [sic] friend” on Instagram.
You can check out the clip (this is the edited version, not the rough TV One cut) for yourself and let us know your thoughts: