Watch Mykki Blanco’s Pornhub-produced video for ‘Loner’

The rapper, artist and activist collaborates with the porn streaming giant and fashion label Nicopanda for his latest visual

Performer, musician, writer, artist, and activist Mykki Blanco has released his new video for “Loner”. Described in a press release as “a stylized exploration of love, sexuality and isolation in the digital age”, the video was produced by Pornhub (it’s streaming on the porn site) in collaboration with fashion label Nicopanda and directed by NYC filmmakers Anthony&Alex, with animation by Chicago artist Sam Rolfes.

Taken from debut album Mykki, “Loner” song features up-and-coming vocalist Jean Deaux. “‘Loner’ is a song about misunderstanding – and more than misunderstanding, it’s a song about a universal feeling of not feeling worthy enough, not feeling good enough,” Blanco says. “We as a human race go through so much and yet rarely are able to share our pain, our compromises. People only know a party persona when it comes to Mykki Blanco; with this album and with this song, I want them to know who I am on the inside.” 

The video explores “the major difficulty we feel living in a society where technology and social media is not only ever present, but extremely addictive and isolating”, according to directors Anthony&Alex. “Playing with the idea of Mykki as both loner and supplier, we want to explore our roles in creating our own isolation.”

Nicola Formichetti, the creative force behind Nicopanda, adds that “now more than ever, Mykki Blanco is a much-needed crossover voice in mainstream fashion and music culture. I’ve been a longtime fan of his work and strongly felt his artistic missions aligned with what we’re doing creatively at Nicopanda... we’re all excited to have created a music video that pushes the boundaries in a time when boundaries are being politically and socially reinforced.” 

You can watch the video above (it’s also streaming on Pornhub, if you wanted to see it there) alongside a behind-the-scenes photo gallery from the shoot.

Revisit our interview with Blanco, where he discusses learning to accept himself with debut album Mykki, and watch the artist recite the poem I Want A Dyke For President.