Over the years, [artist id="1198"]Queen Latifah[/artist] has rubbed shoulders with countless people in music and film industry. So it’s no surprise that on Sunday, on the set of the video for her new single, “Fast Car,” [artist id="760"]Missy Elliott[/artist] (also featured on the record), [artist id="1184"]Common[/artist], [artist id="1356440"]Robin Thicke[/artist] and his wife, actress Paula Patton, shot their cameos for the video.
“I just asked them,” Latifah said, “and I really appreciate all of them showing up, because they all have really busy schedules. They got to drive these Mustangs around this track a little, put the pedal to the metal, which is always fun.”
The video was shot at Wall Township Speedway in South Belmar, New Jersey. Latifah, Common and Thicke all got a chance to drive around the racetrack in their own individual Ford Mustangs before the rain came down.
Latifah stars along side both Common and Paula Patton in the upcoming romantic comedy, “Just Wright.”
Latifah stars as a physical therapist Lesile Wright who falls for a pro basketball player played by Mehcad Brooks. She said they’ve built a rapport, while on set.
“I know how hard they’ve been working, and they know how hard I’ve been working, but we cool like that.”
The song is from Latifah’s new LP, Persona, out today (August 25), which combines hip-hop and pop was was executive-produced by the hitmaking team of Cool and Dre.
Common said he really respects Latifah as not only a great talent in everything from music to modeling to business, but a friend.
“I think she’s an incredible person and we’ve been working together ['Just Wright'], so it’s a camaraderie, so she invited me to come through for the video and I was like, ‘Yeah, for sure.’ ”
Robin Thicke said he and Latifah had been friends for 10 years, so he jumped at the opportunity when asked. However, he did seem most excited to drive around the racetrack …
“I was getting my Ricky Bobby on!” he said. “If you’re not first you’re last.”