Bridget Kelly: The Ride-or-Die Realist

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012

Bridget Kelly Special Delivery

“I’m not very good at letting go,” Bridget Kelly says to me very matter of factly. “Can you tell that I’m a ride or die type chick?”

We’re sitting in a crowded trailer in the middle of Coney Island where Bridget, one of the first signees to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, is shooting her very first music video and there’s a rush to finish before we lose natural sunlight.

“Special Delivery” is pure R&B. “Wrote him a goodbye letter today, with conviction in every stroke, licked the envelope and sent it away,”  Bridget’s raspy voice sings. I couldn’t help but think about a recent experience in my own life.

After a hectic weekend in Atlanta for the BET Hip-Hop Awards, I got up dumb early and stumbled into Hartsfield International Airport to catch my 8 a.m. flight back to NYC. But after an unfortunate run-in with some over-zealous TSA employees, I missed my flight and found myself at another gate on an intimidating stand-by list. Pissed, annoyed and confrontational, I contemplated going back to security and filling in this empty time with cursing them all the way out.

I got some coffee instead.

As I sat there looking at the gate, I thought about everything the Universe has been teaching me recently about life. Something about this bizarre experience made me feel like it was all apart of The Plan, so I chilled out, waited the hour for the next flight and for what the Universe had in store.

Back on set in Coney Island…

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