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Logic, Alessia Cara, & Khalid Share an Emotional Gay Love Story With '1-800-273-8255'

Logic, Alessia Cara, & Khalid Share an Emotional Gay Love Story With '1-800-273-8255'

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Rap artist Logic has released a powerful music video for “1-800-273-8255” to open up a conversation about suicide rates and LGBT youth.

Featuring Allesia Cara, Khalid, Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine, the story follows a gay black high school student stuck in the closet. After his family finds out about his sexuality and kicks him out, his relationship with a classmate and his mental health begin to suffer. The video touches on the effects of bullying, youth homelessness, depression, and suicide.

The rapper and LGBT ally worked with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to shed light on sensitive topics and wants people to know that suicide is never the answer to your problems.



Logic told Genius that the song is the story of a suicidal person calling into a prevention hotline. He explained the meaning of the track in the notes of his latest album Everyday.

"In the first hook and verse we hear a person at the end of their rope who has called the suicide hotline. Plain and simply; they are ready to commit suicide, feeling they have nowhere else to turn and are expressing the reasons why they wish to commit this act. In the second verse we then hear words from the perspective of the hotline operator who in turn gives them many reasons to keep fighting for their life. Expressing that this act is a permanent solution to a temporary situation. On the final hook and outro we then hear the caller express their new lease on life and outlook on a life that they thought was over but had actually been far from it all along."

The title of the song, "1-800-273-8255", is the phone number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Watch the moving music video below. 

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