In the clip, directed by Chris Robinson, the opening shot is meant to keep viewers' eyes glued to the screen as a woman, sitting on a table inside an abortion clinic, changes her mind about giving up her seed and runs out of the room. A shirtless Wayne, standing next to a guitar, raps lines like, "You had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart, never really had luck, could never figure out how to love," as the storyline-driven visuals showcase a down-on-her-luck lady enduring a troubled childhood that includes molestation.
From stripping to prostitution, a boyfriend in prison and single motherhood, the anguished woman can't seem to catch a break, eventually contracting HIV. Wayne serves as narrator for her emotional struggles.
'Tha Carter IV' drops at midnight on Aug. 29, following the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.