Video Shoots

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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Jul
16
Rap-Up TV: Ray J and Migos Cash Out in ‘ATM’ Video

Ray J took over the club on a Tuesday afternoon while shooting a video for his new single “ATM” featuring Migos. Rap-Up TV was on the scene as the VH1 reality star packed Sound Nightclub in Hollywood with some sexy ladies.

“The girl is saying she got her legs open like an ATM. Boom!” Ray J said of the raunchy club banger.

In the provocative clip, the head of his all-female security team ends up falling for him. “Hopefully her legs are open like an ATM by the end of the video and I can cash in and cash out,” he said.

He was also joined on set by the “Versace” trio. “We’re big fans of their music and they’ve been exploding on their own path and they’ve just built a crazy fan base,” said Ray J. “The homies told me to get with ‘em and they was down, so it was just magic.”

Migos returned the love, adding, “It was pleasure to lock in with my boy Ray J. He’s been doing this entertainment for a minute. We makin’ history.”

The song will appear on Ray J’s upcoming EP Ray J Unkut 2, which will also feature a ratchet record called “Never Should’ve Did That.”

He hopes to get back in the studio with his sister Brandy. “She called me and said she wanted to work on this project with me, so she’s flying in Friday,” he said. “God is good. Please God bless me to get back in with my sister and really get focused.”

Jul
2
DJ Felli Fel Goes Back to the Future with CeeLo, Juicy J in ‘Have Some Fun’ Video

CeeLo Green, DJ Felli Feli, and Juicy J

Felli Fel is going back to the future. The Power 106 DJ partied with some of his famous friends while shooting the wet and wild video for his summer anthem “Have Some Fun” earlier this week in L.A.

In the clip, directed by Kai Henry and Ash Innovator, Felli gets whisked away by Dr. Emmett Brown in his DeLorean to help save a pool party in the future from boredom. Once he arrives, he texts CeeLo Green and Juicy J to help him turn things up. He’s surprised to see that his crew has aged, but that won’t stop them from having fun.

In addition to his co-stars, there were plenty of bikini-clad babes on set and even a Christopher Lloyd look-alike.

Go behind the scenes with Felli and friends.

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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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