Video Shoots

Jul
1
Keyshia Cole and 2 Chainz Shoot ‘Ni**as Like You’ Video

2 Chainz and Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole went in front of the lens to shoot a video for “Ni**as Like You” with 2 Chainz on Monday. The R&B songstress donned an avant-garde white dress while standing alongside her swagged-out co-star, who was also clad in white. They were surrounded by naked blue female mannequins.

Keysh switched up her look for another scene, rocking a chain headpiece while striking a namaste pose.

“@hairweavekiller thank u so much for being apart of this album!” she told 2 Chainz. “Coming thru and also being apart of the visual! ❤️ 4 Life.”

Last week, she also shot videos for “Believer” and her DJ Mustard-produced single “She.”

Her album Point of No Return is due later this summer featuring appearances from Wale, Future, Juicy J, and August Alsina, plus production from Mike WiLL Made-It, Stargate, Mario Winans, and RedOne.

On July 20, she will kick off her “Point of No Return” tour in Minneapolis with supporting act Adrian Marcel.

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Jun
17
The Game Brings the Horror in ‘Bigger Than Me’ Video

The Game

The Game is out for blood. Earlier in the week, the Compton rapper dropped his scathing single “Bigger Than Me,” and now he’s readying the terrorizing video, with scenes straight out of a horror flick.

Directed by Matt Alonzo, the dark and gory clip was shot at a historic mansion in South Los Angeles and features creepy elements including a voodoo witch.

In the terrifying scenes, Game wields a chainsaw and sits in a throne surrounded by a pack of wolves. He also stares at a photo of Tupac, while blood drips from the walls.

Game takes aim at the new wave of rappers on the vicious track. “I came in with ‘Ye, Jeezy, and boss ass ni**as / Your freshmen cover a whole bunch of soft ass ni**as / Tampon lyricists evacuate the premises,” he spits.

The song is the first single off his compilation Blood Money La Familia, scheduled for release on September 16.

Go behind the scenes of his house of horror.

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May
8
First Look: Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea Go Mod in ‘Problem’ Video

Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande

After selling over 435,000 copies of her smash single, Ariana Grande is readying a video for “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. The monochromatic clip, directed by Young Astronaut, features the ladies in all their mod glory. Iggy rocks big blonde hair and Ariana rides a motorcycle in the first pics from the set, which they teased on Instagram.

The theme carries on from the lyric video, which debuted earlier this month.

“It was really cool,” Iggy told MTV. “It’s in the same theme. We are not going to be killing people in a lyric video and then do bubble gum or something in the video, it’s the same realm. It’s fairly evident that the theme is kind of mod and monochromatic. Mod girl would be the theme, I would say to the whole single film.”

Big Sean, who whispers on the horn-heavy record, is also expected to make a cameo.

“Problem,” which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the first single off Ariana’s sophomore album, due in August.

Get another look at the retro visuals below.

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Apr
23
Exclusive: On Set of Kid Ink’s ‘Main Chick’ Video

Kid Ink

Kid Ink was surrounded by sexy ladies while shooting the video for “Main Chick” featuring Chris Brown and Tyga, the DJ Mustard-produced single off his No. 1 album My Own Lane.

Rap-Up has a first look as the L.A. rapper got up close with his female co-stars, who were covered in metallic body paint. Tyga also stopped by to make a cameo in the Alex Moors-directed clip.

Kid Ink is currently on his 21-date “My Own Lane” tour, which wraps May 31 in Cincinnati.

The video will premiere in early May. Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos below.

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Apr
5
Eminem and Spike Lee Shoot ‘Headlights’ Video in Detroit

Spike Lee and Eminem

Eminem’s next video will be a Spike Lee joint. Earlier this week, the hip-hop superstar teamed up with the iconic director to shoot a video for his next Marshall Mathers LP 2 single “Headlights” in his hometown of Detroit.

He snapped an Instagram photo of him and Spike on set. “Spike came out to The D for the ‘Headlights’ video… Coming soon,” tweeted Em.

On Wednesday, Spike paid a visit to 8 Mile, but didn’t reveal why he was there. “Great Day To Be In Motown On Marvin Gaye’s Born Day,” he said, later adding, “Detroit’s Finest EMINEM And Me Working Together On His Short a Film.Historic. Who Woulda Thunk It.”

With Spike in the director’s chair, expect a cinematic video for the Nate Ruess-assisted song, on which Em apologizes to his mother Debbie Mathers following their tumultuous past.

He has also shared a behind-the-scenes clip from his last video for “The Monster” co-starring Rihanna.

If you haven’t heard “Headlights,” stream it below.

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Apr
3
Keyshia Cole and Juicy J Shoot ‘Rick James’ Video

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole went in front of the lens this week to shoot the video for her new single “Rick James” featuring Juicy J. The R&B singer kept it ‘hood, rocking a bandana and hoop earrings while performing the female anthem.

A lingerie-clad Keysh took it from the streets to the sheets in one intimate scene, seductively posing in bed. Juicy J also stopped by to make a cameo.

“I’ve never did anything like this,” Keyshia told her fans. “But like I said you’ll understand when u see the video.”

The song is set to appear on her upcoming sixth album Point of No Return. She has been in the studio with Future, Wale, R. Kelly, and Scott Storch.

Check out more pics from the set below.

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Mar
17
Nicki Minaj Goes Gangster in ‘Senile’ Video

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj switched up her look yet again while shooting Young Money’s “Senile” music video. In addition to playing a leather-clad dominatrix, the rap diva channeled a chola on set.

She completed her Latina gangster look with a red bandana, Moschino bra and underwear, Dickies, and Chuck Taylors, and even got a fake Barbie tattoo on her stomach.

“Gettin tatted up. Lol #senileVideo,” tweeted Nicki as a makeup artist applied the ink.

Last night, Nicki was in the studio with Hit Maka! aka Yung Berg working on her upcoming album The Pink Print.

See more pics of Chola Minaj below.

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