Video Shoots

Oct
20
Behind the Video: Kid Ink f/ Usher & Tinashe – ‘Body Language’

Kid Ink and Tinashe

In between dates on his European tour, Kid Ink met up with Usher and Tinashe in Atlanta to shoot the video for his new single “Body Language.” The racy visuals, inspired by a peep show, called for lots of scantily-clad ladies and even some S&M. Usher held it down OG style, while the Batgang leader showed off some moves of his own. Tinashe looked stunning as she hit the set in a black leotard.

“It’s gonna get dirty and weird,” warned director Darren Craig.

The song, produced by Stargate and Cashmere Cat, will appear on Kid Ink’s upcoming album, due in 2015. He and Tinashe will also perform at Power 106′s Cali Christmas on December 5.

Go behind the scenes with the trio.

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Oct
20
Big Sean Teams with Kanye West in ‘IDFWU’ Video

Big Sean

Big Sean touched down at College of the Canyons football field in Santa Clarita, Calif. on Sunday to shoot a video for his Kanye West and DJ Mustard-produced single “I Don’t Fuck With You.” MTV News was on set as the Detroit rapper suited up in his uniform and took the field as the team quarterback.

His collaborator E-40 served as football commentator and DJ Mustard played Sean’s teammate. Even his G.O.O.D. Music mentor Kanye West worked the sidelines as coach.

“Obviously football plays a part of it. I’m the star quarterback, one team against another team,” said Sean.

The song, rumored to be inspired by his ex Naya Rivera, has became an anthem. “Everybody got people they don’t mess with. Soon as it came out, tons of people were relating to it,” said Sean.

Go behind the scenes of the football-themed clip below.

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Oct
20
Fergie Rides with YG in ‘L.A.LOVE’ Video

YG and Fergie

From Hacienda Heights to Hollywood, Fergie took over the streets of L.A. while shooting a video for her DJ Mustard-produced single “L.A.LOVE (la la)” over the weekend. The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman loaded up her tricked-out double-decker “love bus” with friends and rode through her ‘hood.

She paid homage to her L.A. roots with lowriders, cholas, and Compton’s own YG, who is featured on the remix. Sevyn Streeter, Kelly Osbourne, and Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog tagged along for the ride, while Fatima Robinson (“Fergalicious”) directed the clip.

“Hanging with my boy, @YG on the #LALOVE set. #MLKblvd,” tweeted Fergie.

She is working with Mike WiLL Made-It, Rae Sremmurd, and will.i.am on her first solo album in eight years.

“I am a student. I study the evolution of music, from Kendrick to Mustard, L.A. had an explosion. I needed to be a part of it,” Fergie told Power 106.

Check out more behind-the-scenes action from Fergie’s party on wheels below.

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Oct
3
First Look: Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Team Up in ‘Love Me Harder’ Video

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd went in front of the lens earlier this week to shoot a video for their steamy duet “Love Me Harder.” The pop star took to Twitter to reveal the first photos from the dark and mysterious set.

She rocks her signature cat ears and a long black skirt while standing alongside her Canadian collaborator in an underground stairwell. Hannah Lux Davis, who directed the “Bang Bang” video, is once again at the helm.

The duo performed their collaboration for the first time on the season premiere of “SNL” last weekend.

“Love Me Harder” follows the hits “Problem” and “Break Free” as the third single off Ariana’s chart-topping album My Everything. She will kick off her “Honeymoon Tour” next February.

Check out a few more photos from the set below.

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Oct
1
Rick Ross and R. Kelly Team Up in ‘Keep Doin’ That’ Video

R. Kelly and Rick Ross

Welcome to Atlanta. Rick Ross went in front of the lens to shoot the flashy video for his new single “Keep Doin’ That (Rich Chick)” with R. Kelly on Tuesday. The Bawse took over a mansion in Buckhead with Kellz and some Black Bottle Girls. The fellas, draped in furs, shot scenes inside and out the sprawling estate, and smoked cigars while holding stacks of cash.

Jeezy and model Jessica White made cameos, while Jermaine Dupri, DJ Khaled, and Nipsey Hussle also stopped by the set.

“Keep Doin’ That (Rich Chick)” is the first official single off Rozay’s seventh album Hood Billionaire, which drops November 24. The album has already spawned the DJ Toomp-produced “Elvis Presley Blvd” featuring Project Pat.

Check out more behind-the-scenes photos below.

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Sep
8
Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez Reunite in ‘Stressin’ Video

Jennifer Lopez, French Montana, and Fat Joe

The Don Cartagena has returned. Fat Joe reunited with Jennifer Lopez on set of the video for his new single “Stressin” in New York on Monday.

J.Lo looked stunning in a short black dress as she and Joe shot scenes underneath a chandelier in the club. She changed into a glittery gold “NYC” crop top and hit the streets, while Joe was decked out in blue and white. French Montana also caught up with his Bronx buddies.

“Stressing Video Shoot ft. @jlo Does It Look Like We Stressing !!!” tweeted Joe.

The celebratory song marks their first collaboration since 2005′s “Hold You Down.” They previously performed it live at J.Lo’s homecoming show in the Bronx.

Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the set below.

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Aug
1
August Alsina and Nicki Minaj Link Up in ‘No Love’ Video

Nicki Minaj and August Alsina

Nicki Minaj pulled double duty this week. In addition to shooting a video for “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, the Young Money rapper joined August Alsina on set of his “No Love (Remix)” video. Nicki cozied up to a shirtless Alsina in a series of sexy Instagram shots.

The video was directed by Benny Boom, who has helmed several Nicki videos including “Beez in the Trap” and “High School.”

“Shot a video to NO LOVE with my little brother from another mother, August Alsina,” she said.

Her new single “Anaconda,” which samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” was set to premiere on Monday, but it leaked online earlier today. Nicki has yet to address the leak.

On August 14, Alsina will kick off his “Testimony Live” tour with supporting act Teyana Taylor.

Check out more photos from the “No Love” set below.

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