With May being Mental Health month, Krizz Kaliko’s first project as a solo artist and now label owner (Ear House Inc.), “WEIGHT” is one of vulnerability, self-acceptance, and empowerment. The powerful music video bares all of Krizz Kaliko – and we do mean EVERYTHING! Although he has been an artist and in the music industry for over 20 years, his new single addresses a worldwide known stereotype— being overweight.
Krizz describes this project below:
“When you see the word weight, when you hear the word weight, most people think heavy. The message that I want to send to the world is that weight doesn’t have to be heavy, it can be empowering. That is exactly what my single called WEIGHT did for me. For the first time since I was 13 years old, I faced the heavy burden of showing my body to the world. I did a video, stripped down to my bare skin, and finally exposed all of me to my fans. Once I did this, I felt the burden lift off my shoulders. I finally accepted myself. As a man, we don’t usually show ourselves being vulnerable. Everyone has something that weighs them down or that holds them back, we need to risk being seen.”
The diehard Kali Baby fan’s started a #weightchallenge#riskbeingseen challenge and it is a beautiful thing to see such life-altering vulnerability all inspired by this track. The fans are basically exposing their “imperfections” to the world!
“I’m a big guy with all this weight on me but I continue to fight every day to fulfill my purpose and to find self-acceptance. Besides weight physically, weight also means the weight on our shoulders. Everyone has something they battle with regarding their physical appearance, but we must get up every day and have self-love. We all have something we are hiding behind, RISK BEING SEEN” says Krizz.
We salute you and your message Krizz Kaliko!