Rap-Up TV: On Set of Kelly Rowland’s ‘Commander’ Video

Rap-Up TV has your all-access pass on set of the video for Kelly Rowland’s “Commander,” the first single from her third solo album. The independent woman struts into the future in her five-inch heels and custom-made wardrobe for the Masashi Muto-directed clip, filmed in Los Angeles on Wednesday (May 5). Renowned choreographer Fatima Robinson teaches the commander-in-chief some new moves to go along with the visuals.

“The whole concept is very futuristic, very cool. It’s about me being the commander above anything, but it adds a different element of a club atmosphere—a very big atmosphere with very cool people,” Kelly told Rap-Up TV. “I’m battling myself with hair, with makeup, with the routines. I had to pull out my dancing shoes for this video.”

Rico Love, who penned the David Guetta production, chimed in on the avant-garde styling. “Kelly’s look in this video is just utterly sexy. It’s like a jungle feel,” he shared. “I feel like we’re in Avatar somewhere, running through the woods, minus the blue paint.”



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46 Comments

  1. Kyle

    The video is going to be incredible. All her outfits looked sexy and she is very well spoken. You can just tell that she’s more liberated now and is really in her comfort zone.

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  2. WhatTheF

    I hope it will be good. The only part on the song I don’t like is that part where it sounds like she’s talking around the end. I’m rooting for her though. Hopefully she wont flop for the 3rd time in a row.

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  3. NikkiIsChillin

    Nice. Looks like its going to be a great video.

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  4. Ghetto Fab

    This is the beginning of a new era! Thanks Rap-Up. You’ve got folks now going Kelly crazy over the internet. Kelly has always been the most well spoken. You could tell she is very excited about this video. I’m sure the dancing is going to be crazy. Fatima NEVER DISAPPOINTS! She is an Icon in her industry. Kelly is about to shut it down. Like Rico said, this is the begining. Kelly and Guetta are the new RedOne and Gaga.

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  5. Missingbeyonce

    Oh my god i just love her shes so humble and sweet all of dc members are like that i love this song so much and this video look so hot i hope she do well

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  6. Missingbeyonce

    And i forgot shes goona dance that will be hot hot hot

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  7. Queen bey shitting on these hoest

    Go Kelly, I’m rooting for you. I hope this song goes top 10 on the billboard charts or even number 1.

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  8. musicatedone

    spoken like a true hater @ whattheF…you can always tell a hater…even the ones who try to be positive then end on a negative…you just could not stop your hater instinct lol. It’s okay though…stay mad. :-)

    Cooooooooooommaaaandeeeeeeeeeer!!

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  9. Dave

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS work!

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  10. WhatTheF

    @musicatedone I like Kelly. I just tell da truth!

    STAY MAD

    Oh and @Ghetto Fab now you will look stupid. The official (no remix) cover still says “feat David Guetta”. That proves they are desperate.

    STAY MAD! Good Luck Kelly!

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  11. drtash

    WOOT WOOT KELLY!!!She’s just doing so good right now I’m so happy for her…I know a lot of fans say this about their favourite acts but This is so kelly’s year to shine. She’s brought her A-game on this record and those other chicks better watch out, cause they might be in for a rude awakening this summer!!WORK!!Hopefully her management will not screw up and promote the hell out of this record when it hits stores and that album better bring the heat. Can’t wait!!

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  12. Jesse Dereon Francois

    it looks very nice from every out there is.. omg… i love every thing about it

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  13. Moises Santos

    Kelly perfeita

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  14. dblog

    @WhatTheF about a year ago no one knew who the hell David Guetta was in America, Kelly put him on the map…..so please, don’t get it twisted. Hes just a DJ/Producer.

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  15. WhatTheF

    ^Um no. “When Love Takes Over” flopped in the US. Akon put him on the map here.

    STAY MAD

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  16. Ghetto Fab

    ^^WhatTheF

    You still haven’t learned to read dumb dumb.Dblog said the map NOT THE USA. USA does not = The World. And The world is what is featured on a map! Kelly did put his ass on the map. “When love Takes Over” was his first International hit and was number one in over 9 countries was the top five just about everywhere else you idiot. It was number one on the Dance charts in America so it hardly flopped over there. It was the start of the Guetta movement as it was the first single he relased on One Love. Now stop talking you are making yourself look foolish.

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  17. loso

    Please dont argue with the person who has something negative to say because like Kelly say opinions are like butt holes everybody has one. Kelly fans love her and she should have already been succeeding but her old management was horrible and now everybody can see Kelly being the star she should have been. I know Kelly doing something right because the haters are coming and they coming to every one of her posts but I want to say thank you hater because Kelly loves you too. I am a fan of Kelly because she not like these other artists she is humble and sweet and respects people so I most definitely will support her as long as she stays the way she is. I love you Kelly you are so beautiful inside and out! You are my Commander for 2010!!

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  18. actually

    Kelly is the first american artist that he worked with. At least that’s what he said. He didn’t even think it was possible until her. so yeah. um. ok.

    stay madder. =)

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  19. WhatTheF

    Actually, YOU need to learn to read. He also said “bout a year ago no one knew who the hell David Guetta was in AMERICA.” Yeah his right. Nobody knew who he was in American until “Sexy Bitch” with Akon. We aren’t talking about the internationally.

    STAY MAD!

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  20. Jeffery J-Boe

    Ms. Kelly Is Not Playing, I Hope It’s Like When She Was Battling Herself In The Destiny’s Child Video “Lose My Breath”… But Either Way It Will Be Hott, and She Is Still Humble After All These Years In The Business, I Can’t Wait For The Album, and Video… Much Love To Kelly Rowland, Kelly Rowland For 2010.

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  21. Ghetto Fab

    You are right Loso. She’s bringing out all the haters; Thats ok cause they are only making her the most talked about. I jsut can’t stand the haters sometimes especially the ones that can’t read. Fool needs to stay in school lol.

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  22. WhatTheF

    I am not even hating on Kelly. I love Kelly! You gusy just can’t take the truth!

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  23. loso

    @WhatTheF ok I am glad you love Kelly because you see the great person that I see but why you can not say something positive about her without throwing something negative in there. Her last two albums both did go platinum Worldwide but in the US they were not promoted well enough and you know that and I know that but this time around things are so different. So lets all just be happy for her!!

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  24. Lyric "Commander" Lee

    omg i am on kelly overload right now – rap-up u the ish for keeping up with ms kelly and i feel like im gonna faint from all these updates and i havenet even watched the clip yet – ms kelly isnt playing this time around adnd i honeslty forgot about the dancing part which will add a nother diemnsion to the video from the hair makeup and overall design – damit i cant wait and i loved the part about her being in command above everything -LIKE SHE ALWAYS SHOULD BE!!! WORK!!!

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  25. OMG

    Yes,it is settled the true Queen has emerged Queen K, a.k.a Queen of the Night. Lyk lyric lee sed,I am on kelly overload…4haters u got ur butt hole,I got mine d diff is urs *STINKS* #icommand yall to dance.

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  26. Lyric "Commander" Lee

    ooooooooommggggggggggggggg!! I FIRST POSTED BEFORE I EVEN SEEN THE VIDEO – THATS HOW EXCITED I WAS BUT DUUUUDDDEEEEEEE ARE U SERIIOOUUUSSSS – MY CHICK BAD AS HELL – SEXXXXXYYYYY AINT EVEN THE WORD – IF THIS IS JUST A CLIP OF THE VIDEO THEN SHE IS GOING TO DEF KNOCK IT OUT THE DAMN PARK – SHE IS TRULY ACTNG LIKE THE DANCE FLOOR DIVA SHE IS BECOMING AND I CANT EXPRESS MYSELF – LITEREALLY JUMPIN UP AND DOWN OUT OF MY SEAT HERE – DID U GUYS SEE THE RUNWAY WALKS DID U SEE THE HAIR THE MAKEUP THE OUTFITS THE THEME – THIS IS DEF STAR TREATEMENT WHERE AS BEFORE IWAS A GREEN SCREEN AND IT LOOKED ALL OVER THE PLACE EVEN THO THE VIDEOS WERE STILL GREAT BUT THIS ONE RIGHT HERE IS DEF GONNA PUT HER IN A TOTALLY DIFF LEAGUE YO – MY CHICK BAD AND IS DEF THE COMMANDER – IM STICK NOT OVER THE RUNWAY WALK AND THE LOOK AT THE END IN THE LITTLE SILVER DRESS SHOWING OFF THEM THICK ASS THIGHS —DAMN YO THAT SENT ME OVER THE TOP – IM GETTING READY TO WATCH IT AGAIN!!!

    PS THE PART WHERE SHE SAYS MY CLOTHES ARE NOW MADE FOR ME….BURNED BY THE FIRE THAT IS HER FIEROCITY…….AWAITING YOUR COMMAND KELENDRIA………WORRKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Redd

    I can’t wait OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. kuiu

    so articulate and lovely..

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  29. ~AalexisR~ The Summer King (The Bahamas)

    YESSSSSS>

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  30. WhatTheF

    @loso All I said was the truth. She did flop. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like her. Even if my faves flopped, I’d say they flopped. I’m not biased like the rest of you.

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  31. Tristo07

    yes yes kelly work…I see you not gon dissapoint this go round thanks boo

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  32. Mike

    She has seriously grown into an absolutely stunning woman.

    I can’t wait for the video, the song is so hot.

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  33. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi)

    i’m even more excited now .. My wifey looking stunning !!!

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  34. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi)

    I hope RAP-UP mag already discussed with Kelly to put her on there next issue

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  35. So in love

    I am totally in love with this chick. God the swag and class. Am shivering

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  36. Did she jack riri

    I am totally in love with this chick. God the swag and class. Am shivering. Love me some Kelly Rowland

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  37. Did she jack riri

    I helped you finish that comment cos thats what you all say… If you shivering go drink a hot cup of cocoa. And I’ll love her when she sells well… Hope she does

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  38. Playb

    Its really gonna be the bomb. This video will be awesome.@ did she jack riri go suck on something.

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  39. Playb

    Love this woman. This video will be hot and will set a new standard for videos

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  40. #1 Kelly fan

    Selling alot of records dont mean an artist makes good music but Kelly makes excellent music and she just keeps getting better and better.

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  41. Isaac

    Muy bueno el video….

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  42. Corvis

    Hey guys support Kelly Rowland by joining the Kelly Rowland Official Commander Army. This group is dedicated to promoting Kelly Rowland as she embarks on her third highly anticipated solo album.

    Once you click on this link you will be instructed to give your contact information, as Kelly Rowland and her team may be in contact with you! I encourage all of you fellow Kelly Rowland supporters to get involved because this plane is about to launch.

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  43. Orville

    I am very happy for Kelly Rowland she is finally an independent woman she has broken away from the Knowles family! Thank goodness! Kelly fired Matthew Knowles he is no longer her manager. A lot of Kelly Rowland fans we always felt Matthew was holding her back. Finally, Kelly has broken free and she is living her life on her own terms!

    I also love the new direction Kelly is taking, her dance music sounds amazing! It is just smart for Kelly to take try something new! Well done Kelly!

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  44. samuelhaley

    wow! nelly dont think the song will hit hard! that a first… the normally brass artist never seem not absord confidence

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  45. samuelhaley

    you really want to work with TI! now he seem to a little much to handle…but as far as music goes he talented! and will draw the necessary attention to the project…I personally say and you can quote me on this one “hell no”

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  46. samuelhaley

    how was the las vegas trip! looked like you girls had an great time togehter.. I want to be the first too wish carmelo and lala the best luck in the future!

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