Video Review: Faith Evans "You Used To Love Me"

At home, a young woman turns on the radio in her apartment. On air, Notorious B.I.G. says he’s going to play a new song by Faith Evans tonight. The young woman pets her cat and says the music will help her. She calls up the station.

In the DJ booth, he answers the phone and asks for her name. She says Rochelle. He asks her what’s going on. She responds that “things could be better.” Concerned, he wants to know what’s wrong. She says she’s by herself again. He draws her out further, rephrasing the question. She says that her boyfriend is “always working and that it’s not like it used to be.”

In a cherry red chair, Faith Evans sings. She also appears in the apartment while the young woman in the background talks and then as a police officer at a crime scene.

He asks her what her boyfriend does for a living. She says he’s a police officer, among “New York’s finest, protecting everyone but me.”

In his car, her boyfriend watches the streets. On the radio, Notorious B.I.G. guffaws, exclaiming, “5-0.”

The young woman puts her head against the wall, not knowing how to handle the situation. She tells Notorious B.I.G. that they would spend all their time together but she’s thinking he’s doesn’t care. She continues to say that he’s hardly ever home. Notorious B.I.G. tries to build her confidence, “Sexy lady like you, all alone in the crib?” She says she doesn’t know what to do and puts the phone down. Notorious B.I.G. says “hello?” several times and tells everyone that the call was lost.

She climbs up the windowsill in her bare feet. Notorious B.I.G., worried, implores her to call back. Her boyfriend responds to call. He leaves his car and walks up the stairs, using the flashlight in his search. He enters their apartment and puts his flashlight away when he sees her get their cat back from a fireman. He takes the cat out of her hands and they hug.

Rating: 2/5

A young woman needs someone to talk to and she finds a listener in the Notorious B.I.G., who stays on the phone with her and gets her to open up. On the radio, she confesses she’s lonely in her relationship. During the call, she realizes her cat has gotten out. She ends the phone call and dials the fire department.

Meanwhile, her boyfriend is working and hears the alert through his radio. He’s worried about her safety and responds. He searches the apartment, trying to find the intruder. He’s relieved to see it was the cat and something didn’t happen to her.

Unfortunately, Faith Evans fades into the background as the Notorious B.I.G.becomes a central character within the storyline. She’s set at the scenes but doesn’t have any interaction with the characters. She’s an extra in her own video.

Director: N/A Year: 1995


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