Enrique Iglesias has a history of seducing beauties in his music videos. Anna Kournikova, Jennifer Love Hewitt and even “The O.C.” star Mischa Barton have all been objects of the lovelorn singer’s swooning desire.
Why mess up a good thing?
In the new clip for “Not in Love (Remix),” the de-moled heartthrob recruited a sexy lady to both sing and star in the video — none other than Kelis.
The video was shot last week in Los Angeles by director Jake Nava, who lensed Kelis’ confectionary treat “Milkshake” and was also behind the camera for Beyoncé’s floor-shaking clip “Crazy in Love.”
Because the remix of “Not in Love” moves with a club-friendly bounce, it’s not surprising that the setting for the video is in a club, or, more specifically, an after-hours warehouse party bubbling with attractive, downtown revelers.
According to Nava’s treatment, Iglesias enters the party and meets up with his boys. After making his way to the stage, he performs his song backed by a live band buoyed by the crowd’s throbbing energy. Kelis slinks her way to the front, cutting through the crowd and joining Iglesias onstage, tantalizing him and the partygoers with her coquettish winks and lusty voice.
The original version of “Not in Love” appears on Iglesias’ most recent album, 7, which was released in November. The singer has also done a Spanish version of the remix, and Kelis appears on that track as well.
“I love working with all kinds of artists,” Kelis said of her experience with Iglesias. She said their duet will definitely satisfy a certain part of her heritage, too. “I have a lot of Spanish people in my family, so to do a Spanish record, it’s a lot of fun.”