The cut was released last night and fans on Twitter has mixed reaction. The single is one of the most popular R&B tracks this year and helped propelled SZA to become a breakthrough artist with her new album Ctrl getting rave reviews and even earning her some Grammy nominations. The success of the single raised the bar high so some fans are a bit disappointed with the video which starts out with a poem which can also be found at the end of the cut.
The rest of the clip mostly finds a scantily clad SZA dancing at the top of a building while the wind blows her hair. The dancing continues to an empty parking lot and then into an art studio. Some fans says they expected to see more of a short film like video for the popular single dubbed a side chick anthem. “I expected SZA to show a fine ni**a playing with her emotions & entertaining side hoes in the weekend music video. The song painted a picture. Instead she gave us parking lot looks and building teas. I guess sis,” one fan tweeted.
Other fans thinks the the artistic video showcase a deeper meaning behind the single. ”
I like that sza and solange went an high art way with “the weekend”. it elevates the song. if it was too narrative and literal, I would find it corny.
— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) December 22, 2017
Y'all still mad about SZA's lil 'Dont Hurt Your Cranes in The Weekend' video?!
Jus checkin ? pic.twitter.com/iwPHaXMTWM
— Tora Shae Today (@BlackMajiik) December 22, 2017