Video Shoots

Jan
28
Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, & Iggy Azalea Join YG at ‘My Hitta (Remix)’ Video Shoot

Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

While his peers were recovering from Grammy weekend, YG went in front of the lens to shoot a video for the star-studded remix to his street smash “My Nigga” aka “My Hitta” on Monday.

With director Motion Family behind the camera, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Jeezy, and Rich Homie Quan stopped by to film their scenes at a sound stage in L.A. YG’s Def Jam labelmate Iggy Azalea also paid a visit to the set.

Rocking long blonde hair and a tight black dress, Nicki snapped some Instagram pics with her Young Money boss and Lil Twist. “It’s Weezy F Baby & the F is for a bunchAshit,” she wrote.

Fresh off the platinum sales of the DJ Mustard-produced song, the Compton MC stood in front of a lowrider bike while sporting a jersey with the March 18 release date for his Def Jam debut My Krazy Life.

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Jan
22
Jennifer Hudson Lets Loose in ‘I Can’t Describe’ Video

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is busting out some new moves in her sexiest video yet. The Oscar and Grammy winner gets into the groove in the teaser for her Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I.

Yahoo! Music takes us behind the scenes as J-Hud dances in a pink leotard and sunglasses alongside her shirtless male dancers. The confident singer shows off her svelte figure as she performs choreographed moves by Fatima Robinson.

The Weight Watchers spokeswoman has been working with Timbaland and Pharrell on her upcoming third album.

“Some of the songs have a nice old school swag to them, but I think people will be very pleasantly surprised with this album ’cause it’s about the mood and the groove and real music,” J-Hud told Yahoo!

She has also collaborated with fellow Chicagoan R. Kelly on a song called “It’s Your World.” “It has that Chicago thing on it,” she said.

Get a first look before the full video premieres Thursday on VEVO.

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Jan
16
Ashanti Rolls with Rick Ross in ‘I Got It’ Video

Ashanti and Rick Ross

Ashanti was looking like a million bucks while shooting the video for her latest single “I Got It.” The R&B stunner turned heads as she shot scenes at The Bank Lounge in downtown Miami on Thursday. She showed off her curves in a corset dress and cozied up to Rick Ross, who eyed his sexy co-star.

“Ashanti lookin like $$.. Video coming soon,” tweeted Rozay.

MIA’s own DJ Khaled stopped by along with the song’s producer, L.T. Hutton.

“I Got It” is set to appear on Ashanti’s upcoming album BraveHeart, which features production from Jerry Wonda, Detail, and Sak Pase.

“It’s something for women, just being empowering. This album is something very deep,” Ashanti said of the follow-up to 2008’s The Declaration. “I’m going places that I haven’t gone on different albums.”

Check out more behind-the-scenes pics from the set below.

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Jan
13
Drake and A$AP Rocky Shoot ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ Remix Video

Drake

Fresh from hosting “Drake Night” at the Toronto Raptors game, Drake hopped a plane to Harlem to shoot a video for the remix to “Wu-Tang Forever” featuring A$AP Rocky. Noisey snuck onto the set on Sunday night and shared their experience along with some camera phone pics.

Here’s what we know: The clip was directed by A$AP Rocky (per Jessy Terrero) and shot on the rooftop of an apartment building. Both rappers performed in front of an egg white grand piano. Wearing a black hoodie and Timbs, Drake sipped hot chocolate between takes, while A$AP poured out a brown-bagged 40 in the final scene.

Members of the Wu-Tang Clan were rumored to make a cameo in the video, but weren’t spotted on set. The original song, which only features Drake, appears on his Grammy-nominated album Nothing Was the Same.

Drake will appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday ahead of his hosting gig on “SNL” this weekend.

Check out a few leaked photos from the set below.

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Jan
9
Justin Bieber, Tyga Join Mally Mall in ‘Wake Up In It’ Video

Justin Bieber

Producer-turned-rapper Mally Mall steps out from the behind the scenes and onto the screen in the video for his single “Wake Up In It” featuring Tyga, French Montana, Sean Kingston, and Pusha T. In the behind-the-scenes footage, ladies strut around the Calabasas, Calif. mansion as the fellas flaunt their lavish lifestyle.

Sean Kingston and Tyga hit the tables for a game of poker, while Justin Bieber and Scott Disick crash the party.

In between takes, French bet Mall $10k if he could sink a shot on the putting green. Find out how he did.

The video, which will debut next week, is also set to feature an appearance from Tyga’s $2.2 million convertible Maybach 62 S Landaulet.

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Dec
30
Jennifer Lopez Goes Back to the Block in ‘Same Girl’ Video

Jennifer Lopez

Jenny is going back to the block. The pop diva returned to her roots while shooting a video for her new single “Same Girl” over the weekend in her old neighborhood in the Bronx, New York.

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Nov
20
Eminem and Rihanna Shoot ‘The Monster’ Video

Eminem and Rihanna

Eminem and Rihanna are bringing “The Monster” to life. On Wednesday, the rapper and pop star went in front of the lens to shoot the video for their latest collaboration. Em shared a photo of them on set in his hometown of Detroit. Both were matching in black, while RiRi rocked her new black bob.

The video was directed by Rich Lee, who previously worked with Eminem on “Not Afraid” and “Lighters.”

The song, which appears on Eminem’s No. 1 album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, moves up to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

They previously topped the charts with “Love the Way You Lie,” which remained No. 1 for seven weeks.

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