It appears Enrique Iglesias and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino have really hit it off. After the cast of MTV’s [url id="http://www.mtv.com/shows/jersey_shore/series.jhtml"]“Jersey Shore”[/url] worked their fist-pumping skills in Iglesias’ video for “I Like It” (also featuring Pitbull), the Latin hitmaker says he’d totally be open to a collaboration with the ab-tastic “Shore” star.
“I wouldn’t mind it,” Iglesias told E! Online about teaming with the Situation for a track. Sorrentino has been branching out from his gym, tanning and laundry duties, dropping a Baltimore club-influenced single called “The Situation Rap,” replete with wheezing alarms and Fatman Scoop’s amped-up hollers. Iglesias explained that a potential collaboration hinged on the type of track they came up with, but conceded that hooking up with Sorrentino would be a blast.
“I mean, a lot of it comes down to the song,” Iglesias said. “But it would be fun!”
And the “Jersey Shore” crew definitely brings the rowdiness to Iglesias’ “I Like It” video. The gelled-up, overly tanned collective concocts madcap ways to sneak into an Enrique concert, including seducing security guards and posing as roadies. The clip follows the reality-TV partyers as they lead the crowd in a rousing round of fist-pumping, with Pauly D jumping on the wheels of steel and the Sitch, of course, whipping off his shirt.
While shooting the video, Snooki told MTV News that “I Like It” captures the crew’s rambunctious spirit. “When everybody sees this music video, they’re pretty much gonna realize that we’re a bunch of nut jobs, just trying to crash Enrique’s concert.”
For his part, Iglesias was down for the debauchery. “Let’s go out there and have some fun,” the pop star told MTV News. “It’s the kids from the ‘Jersey Shore.’ What else would you ask for?”
Iglesias also told E! that the “Shore” kids may bring the craziness onscreen but behind the scenes, the crew kept the controversy to a minimum.
“You watch the show and you see all this drama and all these fights and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, all of this is going to be going on during the video!’ It wasn’t like that at all,” Iglesias said. “Once I got to hang out with them, the guys were so nice and I’m actually a big fan now.”
Even if a Situation/Iglesias collabo doesn’t happen, fans can still bump some Jersey-approved tunes with the Jersey Shore Soundtrack, set for a July 20 release. The album includes “I Like It,” as well as party-starting tracks by Akon, Lil Jon, LMFAO and Taio Cruz. The “Jersey Shore” season-one uncensored DVD will be available the same day.
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Don’t miss the Jersey Shore Soundtrack, available July 20. Season two of “Jersey Shore” premieres Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Be there!