Ron Howard is not exactly the guy you imagine hanging out with [artist id="1998098"]T-Pain[/artist] on a video set. But those two — and several other stars you'd recognize — came together on the set of the video for one of the hottest songs in clubs right now, "Blame It." Blame that on [artist id="7590"]Jamie Foxx[/artist].
"Man, we got a beast out there, I'm telling you," Foxx boasted of the song, also features T-Pain.
"And you know how I am," the actor/singer said Saturday night on the red carpet of Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy Gala. "They gave the wrong dude the hit song. I can't do it right now, I'm in this suit right now, but you gonna catch me out doing that song."
"Blame It" is the second single off of Foxx's already-gold LP Intuition. The video was shot a couple of weeks ago in L.A.
"The video [by director] Hype Williams, we went vintage," Foxx explained before rattling off his A-list cast: "Ron Howard, who's [won] an Oscar; Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar-nominated; Forest Whitaker, Oscar winner; Samuel Jackson, Oscar-nominated; Quincy Jones, Oscar winner and Grammys beyond; Clarence Avant; Morris Chestnut; Tatiana Ali, Ced' the Entertainer; Tommy Davidson — the biggest video!"
Foxx said he was inspired by the late, great Notorious B.I.G. to call on so many friends for the clip.
"We wanted to sort of relive the Biggie [experience]," Foxx said. "Remember when Biggie did the 'One More Chance' remix video? So, we relived that. But [we have] the most Oscar-nominated and Oscar winners in one video that you ever seen."
Foxx is preparing for his next tour, where he said he'll be singing and doing jokes. You can also catch him on Busta Rhymes' new LP, Back on My B.S. (due March 24), via the record "Decision." The track also features Mary J. Blige, Common and John Legend.
Will Lil Wayne grab all the gramophones? Is Katy Perry going to tell her girl rivals to kiss off? Can Coldplay march off with a win? MTV News is all over the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, so stay tuned for interviews, analysis and more before, during and after the big night, Sunday, February 8.