VOTD: Tierra Whack — “Stuck”
Musicians — they’re just like us! They are equally bored, frustrated, and anxious about quarantine. Everyone, even Tierra Whack, is tired of being stuck in their home. The rapper, bored in her home, got creative in her self-isolation and made an anthem for COVID-19.
Whack’s song “Stuck” samples Alanis Morissette’s 1995 hit “Ironic.” This hilarious video depicts all the angst we have about the current state of the world. The black and white video shows Whack in a blond wig, goofy glasses, and sweats washing her hands, checking the fridge for toilet paper, and just laying around. Whack’s turtle, Boots, makes an appearance as well.
The video starts with a statement that says, “This song is dedicated to everyone on lockdown.” Then, Whack sings, “Sick of being stuck in the house / I wanna go out now / I wanna go out now.” This masterpiece captures the emo essence of the early 2000s.
Whack has been recording in the studio during this self-isolation. “Ironic” was stuck in her head because her manager listens to it all the time. Then she started making her own words to the song and started recording it. “We were being goofy, goofing off really,” she says.
The video has even started a #StuckChallenge on TikTok, where people stare longingly outside their window while playing Whack’s song.
This video and song is such a mood. We feel you on this, Whack!
— Julia Carey