Video Shoots

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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Jul
28
Behind the Video: Lil Wayne – ‘Krazy’

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has lost his mind. MTV News was on set as the Young Money captain shot the wild video for “Krazy,” which takes place in a psych ward. Tunechi struggles to remove himself from a strait-jacket while strapped into a chair.

“I’m not talking about being crazy in the song, I’m just talking about being me, and a lot of people view that as crazy so we just wanted to capture that and have fun with it,” said Wayne.

Director Colin Tilley came up with the concept, which draws from the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Jack Nicholson.

“We talked about putting Lil Wayne in a psych ward and I definitely took some inspiration from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, just as far as the look and feel for it,” said Tilley. “It’s more of the psychological trip that Lil Wayne’s going through in this place.”

The song is set to appear on Weezy’s upcoming album Tha Carter V.

Prior to the album’s release, he will hit the road with Drake on the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour starting August 8.

Rehearsals kicked off over the weekend. “First day of Drake vs. Lil Wayne rehearsals were INCREDIBLE,” tweeted Drake. “Can’t wait for the people to see it.”

Go behind the scenes of “Krazy” below.

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Jul
22
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora Slay On Set of ‘Black Widow’ Video

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora are out to kill. The deadly duo joined forces on set of “Black Widow,” the latest single off Iggy’s debut The New Classic. After channeling Clueless in her “Fancy” video, the Aussie rapper drew inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s thriller Kill Bill.

The femme fatales play sexy samurais in the action-packed clip, which was shot in L.A. over the weekend. Before they went in front of the camera, they underwent kung fu and samurai fight training.

In the intro scene, Iggy plays a waitress at a diner when Rita and Kill Bill star Michael Madsen walk in and take a table.

The sword-wielding ladies sport matching black-and-white jumpsuits with “Black Widow” written on the back while hunting down Madsen in an alley.

The video will premiere next month, but you can check out some behind-the-scenes pics below.

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Jul
21
Chris Brown, August Alsina Join DJ Khaled in New Video

Chris Brown and August Alsina

After enlisting Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and French Montana for “They Don’t Love You No More,” DJ Khaled rounded up another all-star cast for his latest video. The We the Best boss was joined on set by Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih while shooting his new single.

The crew took over a house in the Hollywood Hills over the weekend with Gil Green in the director’s chair.

“Squad gettin money together!” said August as he posed alongside Breezy on an orange Lambo.

The New Orleans crooner shot scenes poolside with a bikini-clad babe, and Pia Mia stopped by to visit her pal Chris.

The song is slated to be the next single off Khaled’s eighth album I Changed A Lot, due this fall.

Go behind the scenes of Khaled’s upcoming blockbuster.

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