PREMIERE: Jennifer Hudson Shows Her Support For LGBT Equality In Her ‘I Still Love You’ Video
Jennifer Hudson’s latest video will get you dancing and get you thinking.
The singer just released her video for her latest upbeat single, “I Still Love You” off her recent album JHUD, which follows the journey of a father’s last-minute decision to attend his gay son’s wedding.
“I just think the concept was just powerful to go with such a positive song. It’s about love and everyone should have love and have the right to love who they want to love,” Jennifer told us. “So I thought it would be powerful to take a concept like trying to find your equality in love no matter who you love.”
The video has the Oscar winner teaming up with W Hotel’s marriage equality campaign, TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE, to spread a positive message of love and acceptance for the LGBT community.
“I hope people walk away with a broader perspective of marriage equality,” JHud said about what she hopes the video conveys. “And everyone being able to choose who they want to love and just accept each other as their own and just give love and receive love, just love and be happy people.”
The video certainly has a celebration vibe, with everyone at the end of the clip, dancing, singing and having what looks to be the best time ever at the wedding reception, which just so happens to be Jennifer’s favorite scene.
“I love seeing people come together, so I thought it was a very real, beautiful inspiring moment,” she said. “And I think the video is just beautifully shot.”
In addition to spreading a positive message through her music, the former “American Idol” contestant decided to make this video about LGBT equality as a way to give back to her fans.
“I grew up surrounded and supported by the gay community and I just want to make sure I show them the same support and this is my way of doing it,” she said. “This is the perfect way to show my support through my music and just be there to support because again the gay community has always been my biggest support system it’s just me showing the love back.”
JHud’s video will also help support Logo’s #All50 campaign, which is a platform for LGBT people and allies to keep up to date on the latest news and share personal stories of marriage equality leading up to the Supreme Court’s pending decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states. To find out more, and to see interviews with celebrities and LGBT advocates head to #All50.
- Christina Garibaldi