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Melii initially broke out with a viral remix of Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow”, but her original material sounds even better. So far, she has a handful of singles on the loose that are overflowing with flavor and swagger like her latest hit “Icey”—the accompanying visual has already broken one million views on YouTube. Today, the 20-year-old is giving us the exclusive premiere of the video for her latest single “Charlie’s Line.”

“When I wrote ‘Charlie’s Line,’ I was expressing how a female can be vulnerable when it comes to her man,” she told us in an email. “In the video, I’m in Harlem with my girls and it just gives off the vibe of a girl expressing herself to her friends but also warning her boyfriend, letting him know girls can do it too and that we’re always one step ahead.”

Melii is currently gearing up for the release of her debut album Phases due out this summer on Interscope. Through this project, the Harlem native takes listeners on a journey of self-reflection as she narrates pivotal moments from her past.

For more of our premieres, watch Helena Deland’s new visual for “Take It All” right here.

Words by Sydney Gore
Features Editor

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