Hot off the release of Ignatius, Jadakiss reunites with King Push to shoot a video for their somewhat controversial single “Hunting season.”
The murder track was pulled off streaming services in the wake of Pop Smoke’s death as a show of respect.
“The whole concept of “Hunting Season” and the hypothetical ideas of ‘killing rappers’ isn’t sitting [well] with me while mourning [the] death of Pop Smoke,” Pusha said on Instagram. “We held back to pay respect to Pop Smoke,” added Jada. “It just didn’t seem like the right time to release the song or the visual or the project, so we just pulled it back for a week.”
The Trey Lions-directed video opens with a warning about the violence depicted in the song and the video. “The lyrical content should not be taken literally. The artists and makers do not condone violence of any kind,” the opening statement reads. “The content of this video is purely meant to express an artistic point of view in a tasteful and respectful manner. All props and violent imagery represented are merely used for the overall visual aesthetic and should not be taken seriously by any means.”
Watch “Hunting Season” video above.