Rap-Up TV: Shanell Readies ‘Cupid’ Video, Album, & Clothing Campaign

Shanell took the blogosphere hostage with her Nicki Minaj-assisted single “Cupid’s Got a Gun.” Young Money’s femme fatale tells Rap-Up TV that the version that leaked is not the final one (“The other version is a lot more fun and upbeat”) and describes how the empowering song came to fruition one late night in the studio with her labelmate.

Plans are already underway for the video, which she will co-direct. “Mix Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal,’ Kill Bill, and Sin City, [and] stir that on up,” says Shanell of the concept.

SnL also drops knowledge on her 2011 debut album, a second mixtape coming this fall, and her newest role as the face of Married to the Mob’s Fall 2 collection.