Watch: Jhené Aiko Short Film ‘Trip’

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Jhené Aiko taps into the art of filmmaking with her new short film Trip.

Jhené Aiko released a semi-autobiographical film that truly taps into the creator she is. The plot creatively speaks to the loss of her brother Miyagi, who passed away from cancer in 2012. Written and co-directed by herself and Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), Aiko spreads her vulnerability through a character named Penny.

The film depicts a journey of “love, loss, and self-discovery,” a story we all can relate to.

“I am looking for a brother’s love in every single man,” she expresses. “But you’ll never see me like my brother did, you’ll never need me like a brother did. There’s a black hole in my soul. It’s beginning to show.”

Aiko uses spoken word throughout the visuals of Trip. Catch it below.