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Little Simz Stuns In The “I Love You, I Hate You” Short Film

Little Simz stars in a 22-minute short film inspired by her "Sometimes I Might Be Introvert" standout track "I Love You, I Hate You."

The short film plays more like a mix of different music videos than a real piece of filmmaking. Little Simz, whose critically acclaimed fourth studio album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is one of the essential Hip-Hop albums of 2021, overcomes that stigma with the release of I Love You, I Hate You – The Film, a real-life short film inspired by her critically acclaimed track “I Love You, I Hate You.”

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Little Simz has already landed roles in Netflix’s Top Boy and Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage, proving that her talents extend well beyond music. According to Complex, Simz plays Sage, a teenage writer struggling with trauma and abandonment, in the 22-minute short film directed by Sam Pilling, which also stars C.J. Beckford, Sonia Ajuwa, and Shaniqua Okwok in supporting roles.

“Love You, I Hate You’ is the story of abandonment, how trauma can affect us in our adult lives if never confronted,” Little Simz says when speaking about the film. “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.”