B.o.B’s “John Doe” is about a man who is self-medicating to get through life. The video actually follows a “Jane Doe,” though. The story is typical: a young woman moves to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming an actress. Instead, she becomes dependent on drugs, and sleeps with men for money. The K. Asher Levin-directed video is heavy, but it matches Priscilla’s (who has apparently dropped her last name) desperate pleas in the song’s hook.
“John Doe” is featured on B.o.B’s latest album Underground Luxury.