While National Public Radio was in town last month for Essence Fest, they decided to meet up with Philadelphia-based R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan
as part of their Field Recordings
series. They met Sullivan at the Clear-Vue Barber Shop
just off Canal Street, where she debuted her newest song, "Stupid Girls."
When she walked in, patrons and barbers alike were wary. But they knew who she was, from hit songs like "Bust Your Windows" and "Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)." And when she began to sing, wearing her powerhouse instrument lightly, everyone ceded her a floor that had been previously occupied by a heated debate about college football. To a roomful of captivated men, she sang a brand new song, "Stupid Girls," that warns women to be careful with their hearts.
Check out the video below (Warning: Some NSFW language).