Behind the Video: DJ Khaled f/ Nicki Minaj, Future, & Rick Ross – ‘I Wanna Be With You’

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It was all love—but no marriage—on set of DJ Khaled’s video for “I Wanna Be With You,” the latest single off his upcoming album Suffering From Success.

The We the Best boss was joined by his crush Nicki Minaj and co-star Future (Rick Ross was in South Africa). Colin Tilley was in the director’s chair as the trio took over a nightclub in Miami. Nicki changed a couple times and performed on top of a platform as confetti poured down on her.

Ciara also stopped by to support her boyfriend and “I’m Out” collaborator. The ladies posed for pics and had some girl talk between takes.

Check out all the behind-the-scenes action below.

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24 Comments

  1. poe

    can’t wait to see it

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    dana Reply:

    @poe, oh wow sounds good!

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  2. Tim

    I’m not mad at Nicki for getting her features in (I respect her hustle), but I just want her to concentrate on her 3rd studio albums because it has to be dope. Her second album wasn’t up to par with her first one “In My Opinon” & I would like to hear some epic/dope music fom her solo project.

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    The Only One Reply:

    @Tim, I definitely agree. She said recently that she’s not rushing anything when it comes to the third album, meaning she’s putting quality into it. She also said that this album isn’t about pleasing critics, but about her being “the lyrical, ill bitch that [she] is.” Fingers crossed!

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    Jonathan Reply:

    @The Only One, I agree, I mean this 3rd album has to be lyrically rich(which Nicki knows how to be), clever metaphors, and vicious bars. But she still has to have her commercial hits(not starships type but more Moment 4 Life and Blazin type hits.)But one criticism I would have of her 1st album is of course the lyrism was dead on point but she sang to many of the hooks and I didn’t like that. But the 2nd album was just terrible but it was an experiment and now that she’s experimented, she knows to get back to her essence, but one more thing, sometimes I feel like after the 3rd album she could just fade away and I don’t want that. I don’t want her to be like Kim and Foxy and have to start from scratch with her career, I want consistency and if she does that, Then arguably she’ll go down as the greatest to ever do it! *crosses fingers*

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    Tim Reply:

    @Jonathan, I absolutely agree & your criticism is completely fair. As far as her singing way too much on her first album, I believe Nicki tried to follow the the Miseducation Of Luaryn Hill approach (which was highly successful in Luaryn’s case & a bit for Nicki as well, seeing how Pink Friday went platinum within a month) so I understood the touches of R&b elements on Pink Friday.. But I do believe her 3rd album should not consist of her singing on every track, a couple of tracks maybe yeah..

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Tim, YAY Finally a level headed conversation. Let me just say to begin I agree with EVERYTHING you guys said so far. I’m a stan from her highs to her lows. Yesterday she said and badged on twitter that she’s not rushing anything and that she’s going to release something from a personal, peaceful and sacred place. Now about the features that’s all fine because like she said before the features help keep her changing and versatile. Don’t forget she said that this album is going to be like Pink Friday and The Re-Up with A LOT more. The Re-Up’s production was excellent and she was really rapping on those records. It just lacked commercial appeal but that’s fine because that’s what she wanted more focus on what she was saying. As for the singing yeah she sung the hooks because I think she didn’t want a whole album full of featured artist. Pink Friday was a woman’s album. Roman Reloaded was a teenagers album. and The Re-Up was a mixtape album lol. But I do think she have to drop a mixtape first before she releases this album.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Jonathan, Nicki has always hinted at dropping 5 albums and then moving on to acting and television. Which I’m excited for because she’s always wanted to be an actress. Which is why her music and persona often leave’s people confused lol. Remember when on Press Conference with Charlamagne she said that she wanted to move and shift to different fields because people and hip-hop may not want to hear her rapping at 40. Look at LL Cool J and look at Jay Z. Sure Jay still puts up great numbers and that’s because he’s super rich and his name sells but when you look at the reviews for MCHG it’s 59/100. And honestly Jay wasn’t saying much on that album. So I don’t think she wants that. Nor do I think she wants to make more Roman Reloaded’s. So we’ll see.

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    Oh Reply:

    @channel_ROMAN, Its going to be difficult for Nicki to have the same legacy Jay-Z has because for one. When Jay-Z was out he had ICONIC hip-hop records out, Nicki needs to plan this 3rd album out to be some of the best shit she’s ever written because this time around people KNOW about other female rappers coming up. Nicki has gotten FAR too cocky, I mean I respect her work, but what has she done that another mainstream female rapper couldn’t be able to do? I’m not trying to disown any of her accomplishments but people live Jay-Z have EARNED their title to be crowned the “King of Hip-Hop”, Nicki hasn’t fed the streets any “real hardcore hip-hop” . I think she can do it

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    Onika Miraj Reply:

    @channel_ROMAN, You guys don’t understand how happy I am to see this civilized conversation going on. People swear that Nicki’s fans are psychotic maniacs that bow down to every single thing she does just because we’re a fan of hers; this actually shows that most of us can be very level headed. We can give Nicki critic; not everything she does is perfect – hell, nobody’s perfect.
    With that being said, I’m going to be honest. People give Nicki so much shit mainly because of “Stupid Hoe”; after that, she started to fade away. I think she started to fade away because people judged her fans so much that they were embarrassed to listen to her out of fear that someone will shun them for being a Barb.It became “lame” to listen to Nicki.
    So, in this third album she HAS to go hard to regain those fans. Give them something that they won’t be ashamed to listen to all the while being herself.
    People doubt Nicki and it KILLS me! Nicki can rap better than half of the female MC’s out right now and I’m not even being biased. Nicki has straight bars, not just punchlines that other female rappers have. She has incredible wordplay and uses it beautifully. People mask out her lyrics with the way she is dressed or the voices she makes and then claim that “she can’t rap”.

    And I did notice that Pink Friday had a pattern with the songs. It would be ‘rap, chorus, rap, chorus, hook, chorus’. It would be good if she switched it up a little.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Onika Miraj, I loved Stupid Hoe tho lol and it’s funny because she was talking about haters in that song too and I guess they were so caught up trying to be “smart” on youtube that they didn’t even notice what she was really saying. The hip-hop community was afraid to play Nicki but the music buyers weren’t.

    But I’ll tell you this they’re loving the “new Nicki.”

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  4. channel_ROMAN

    Oh yeah and Parker’s her secret weapon.

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  5. Os

    i love the song can’t to see the video.

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  7. Oh

    It disgust me that Nicki’s husband SB Safaree is eating off her pockets. Men are supposed to be the providers, God didn’t make men so they could be taken care of by a woman. She claims she hates lazy people but she’s sleeping with a nigga that’s lazy. Nicki if you was a boss bitch you would be with a nigga that can feed you once you down.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Oh, SB does A LOT for her. Do your research.

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  9. AJ

    im confused as to why she is shooing her camera man

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  10. alwaysamazin

    So Ciara can support Future & Nicki but not promo her own sh*t? Oh. :(

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  11. Nickk11

    Wait wait.. I agree with all you guys for the most part but you all really didn’t like Roman Reloaded? I know it’s a little more pop and fun but I liked it. I thought it was a really good switch up. Even though hard core rap nicki is my fav I love different stuff to! Lol

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Nickk11, I loved Roman Reloaded for what it was. The pop songs were great of course. The rap songs were so upbeat I dance to it. It really was a dance and fun record. She does well with the electronic sound. But the lyrical depth wasn’t up there.

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    Onika Miraj Reply:

    @Nickk11, Roman reloaded was good to me. Her songs were fun and upbeat; I’m just not a fan of the pop songs. Now, I support Nicki’s decision with going for a bit of pop; I have to (and other people do to) understand that she has fans who favor her pop songs as well as fans who favor her hip-hop/rap songs. She’s trying to please her whole fanbase and I support that.
    I agree with @channel_ROMAN, because it seems like Nicki didn’t put that extra “umph” in her lyrics like she did with Pink Friday. It seemed a bit rushed.

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