Shanell Pushes Subtlety in ‘My Button’ Video

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Shanell may have made listeners blush with her sensual single “My Button,” but the Young Money singer-songwriter is toning things down with the accompanying music video.

A clip for the song, which will appear on her upcoming debut, has been shot and is currently in post production. “It is fun. I tried to make sure that I got the message across without being too [provocative],” she tells Rap-Up.com. “It’s like I’m saying it without saying it so I wanted the video to do the same thing, and it’s hard to do that and make sure that people draw the parallels between the two ideas. But I think we did a good job.”

In order to appeal to her younger fans, she’s taking the less is more approach. “We want to make sure that it’s played on BET and other video outlets,” she explains. “And Young Money has a young fan base, so everybody’s not grown. So I don’t want to be one of those artists that just puts stuff out there that’s too raunchy.”

She worked closely with director Colin Tilley (Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige) to develop the concept. “I’m very involved in everything I do and when it came to putting the video together, he didn’t get offended or act like I’m too big of a director to work with the artist. He actually sat down with me and went over the ideas, and we came up with some good stuff together.”

The video for “My Button” will premiere in early July before Shanell hits the road with Lil Wayne on the second leg of his “I Am Still Music” tour starting July 13.



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30 Comments

  1. kelly

    that outfit reminds me of vine rhames in holiday heart :(

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    TWEET @IRS_yr5000ken Reply:

    @kelly, ctfu

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    kelly Reply:

    @TWEET @IRS_yr5000ken, oops typo ving rhames . *

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    TWEET @IRS_yr5000ken Reply:

    @kelly, i love e long HOOCHIE WEAVE but she always looked like WANDA SYKES on CRACK to me

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  2. joejpaige

    I was at this show in L.A. my friends, our whole section, and I were laughing so hysterically at her set and yelling, “Bring out Nicki!” #ImSorry

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    jenniika Reply:

    @joejpaige, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ... Reply:

    @joejpaige, You’re so classy.

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    joejpaige Reply:

    @…, I know! He He.

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    Dave Reply:

    @joejpaige, Idk y. From my perception at that same show, she performed wayy better than Nicki. Just my opinion. Nicki’s not really a performer. If I had to pick between the two, Shanell is more of the performer.

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  3. Really!

    I’m not feeling this at ALL!

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  4. credits

    You know there is always that one person in every crew, in g-unit, in cash money millionaires, in murder inc….you know, that one member who will be featured on so many of the other members songs but never actually releasing an album of there own….Shanell might just be that member in young money. Talented yes, but idk…

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    Shade Reply:

    @credits, Nope. That member is definitely Jae Millz or T- Streets. Their albums are never coming out. I would say Lil Chuckee but they don’t even let hime feature on songs haha

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    Y2 Reply:

    @Shade,
    NOPE. THAT PERSON IS GUDDA GUDDA.

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    Y2 Reply:

    @Y2,
    SHE CAN SING. JUST NEED AN IMAGE.
    LOOKING FORWARD 2 SEEING HER VIDEO & OTHER STUFF.
    I WISH HER LUCK.

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    credits Reply:

    @Shade, Y2

    So we will agree that A FEW of the members will suffer that fate then?

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    Yayer! Reply:

    @credits,
    Yeah I guess it’s agreed! LOL

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  6. jazmine

    im srry but this is bad in it look boring they needa take her out the tour

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  7. ...

    Good for her for toning down her video. Not every music video needs to be one stop short of porn, so if she can make a sensual yet classy take on her song, more power to her.

    Plus it always kills me when a female artist goes over the top with sexuality in a video and then acts so surprised when a channel bans it. You have to play the game if you want success.

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  8. Fa

    The outfit reminds me of my worst nightmare! WTF??? I was expecting her pimp to come out and beat the shit out of her every moment LMAO

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  9. LaMont

    She’s a short,thick sexy mug I can’t wait to see the video!

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  10. asunkee

    Love that song!

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  11. WonderLand19

    For me shes boring.com but i hope she proves me wrong.

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  12. natasha

    she shit like her mama

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  13. bknyhustle

    really tho if she can’t get it together by now in ym i think she might aswel just call it a day forever i mean with all that opportunity shes surrounded with, and even a half way hit song is a problem…smh and i wonder why her and nicki don’t have that chemistry aswel since they are the only females in that team atleast it coulda works in her favor if partner up for real tho… coughs* or maybe she feels too big being waynes sidekick i guess *kanyeshrugs*

    no wonder why birdman don’t really consider her ass to be that relevant.lol see why all em birdman tweeter shoutouts be goin to nicki and not her

    nicki’s work ethic >>>>>>

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  14. Dave

    This post must be filled with a bunch of idiotic, young, Nicki Stans. That song is really great, & she sung it well LIVE, & is a good performer. Nicki doesn’t even sing her “vocal” pieces live, & when she does she fails. Not even a competition, plus this post says Shanell, not Nicki. If you don’t like her, I don’t think the post was for you.

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  15. maya

    This bitch is so fucking corny omg -_-

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  16. buttascott

    let me tell you why she aint got no fans becuz young money fans consist of females that are in luv with lil wayne and she be kissing all on wayne and dressing like a slut around him wayne fans are really jealous!!! she shouldnt of came out like that all up on wane dick she should of been that kool chic in the group that girls can relate to…..

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  17. BLAZE

    WTF O NO CHILE SIT DOWN I CAN’T LMFAO REALLY EPIC FLOP

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  18. nunya_bizness

    I rather see her dressed REGULAR, than someone else dressed like a CLOWN.

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