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If you’ve ever watched someone you weren’t quite sure about being more than friends with become booed up on social media, you can relate to Elle Varner’s new music video “Pour Me.”

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The 2019 ESSENCE Festival performer returned back in January with this sexy single about what happens when you’ve had a few too many, and you’re feeling some type of way.

Varner hooked up with the rap’s patron saint of situationships, Wale, to tell the story of a love that never was with the help of some slippery companions on the set of the video.

“’Pour Me’ is about a missed connection that leads to thinking and drinking about an almost lover,” Varner told ESSENCE in a statement. “Sometimes we put someone in the friend zone and later realize we missed a good thing,”

One scene features Varner singing atop a table in a classic little black dress as a yellow python sidles up and down her body.

“The snakes were a last-minute addition the day of the shoot,” Varner revealed, ” but I said hey…let’s do it.”

The end result was worth the risk. Watch the full video for “Pour Me” below.

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