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Common Honors Black Love in New Documentary Short


ABC/Fred LeeCommon wants you to witness the love between black men and women in his new short documentary, Love Star.  

The film, which premiered Monday exclusively via Essencewas in part inspired by his performance at this year’s Essence Festival. The idea was also to honor black women through the eyes of a black man.

“When I wrote the song, I was thinking about when you really love a person. I thought about when I love a woman and I can enjoy her, but at the same time she can enjoy me and we can have fun and laugh,” he told Essence

Common also explained what the short film and single’s title means. 

“So, the theme, ‘Love Star,’ came up just because I thought it was a cool nickname to call somebody that you’re close to. You know how people say, ‘Oh, that’s my bae’ or my ‘boo’ or ‘my girl,’ like we used to say,” explained Common. 

“Love Star is like a beautiful way of describing somebody important in your life that you care about. I wanted to show that we revere and hold you high, black woman. We love you and care for you and honor you,” he added.  

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