On Tuesday, fans immediately became excited by the news that [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] and [artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] have plans to shoot a video for Brown’s F.A.M.E. track “Next 2 You.” Luckily, that same day, MTV News had the pleasure of speaking with the video’s director, Colin Tilley, who shared a bit about the clip.
“Tomorrow, I’m shooting New Boyz and Chris Brown … then Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, together,” he teased. “I can’t tell you anything about that yet, but it’s going to happen. It’s gonna be big. It’s gonna be big. I can’t say anything else.”
Tilley had more to say about working with Brown on his eye-popping video for “Look at Me Now.” “I remember when we first got the song and Chris sent it to us: It was the first time I had heard the song, and it was so crazy to me,” Tilley recalled. “Before we do every video, I always talk to Chris to kind of feel where he’s going with the song and just where his motivation was with the song, and he actually sent me this one YouTube link … It was this little ’80s clip of these hip-hop dancers dancing.
“I would play it to the actual song, and at one point of the song, there were all these dancers dancing on these street elements like benches and tables and stuff like that,” he continued. “From there, it just started to evolve from street elements and this whole underground vibe to just getting crazier and crazier. I wanted to make sure it was really exciting.”
Visually, the video never stops, thanks to a saturated color palette, cameos from Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes (who are featured on the track), funky clothes and funkier dancing.
“Chris is just always down to make something different, so that was really it … the mask came about from Diplo and the cage, and it all started to evolve to this awesome video,” Tilley added.
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