B.o.B and Taylor Swift

Behind the Video: B.o.B f/ Taylor Swift – ‘Both of Us’

B.o.B and Taylor Swift braved bugs and the blistering heat while shooting the video for “Both of Us,” their collaboration off Bobby Ray’s sophomore album Strange Clouds. The Atlanta rapper and the country sweetheart brought their own flavors to the Nashville countryside in the summery clip.

“My vision for the video is a collage of different aspects of humanity in the southern states, particularly around Nashville,” explained director Jake Nava (Beyoncé, Adele).

B.o.B was surprised by how smoothly things progressed. “This video is actually the quickest moving video I’ve ever done in my life,” he said. “I like to step it up with each video. I really like to challenge myself, and Jake he really pushes me to deliver an even more enhanced performance than what I’m used to delivering.”

Go behind the scenes before the full video premieres June 27 on MTV.