B.o.B and Taylor Swift are an unlikely musical duo, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything in common. On Thursday (June 14), Bobby Ray and Swift paid tribute to their country roots on the Nashville video set for their summery sweet duet, “Both of Us.”
The Jake Nava-directed clip (Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” Kanye West’s “Monster”) will feature scenes of the duo together and apart. While one photo shows the chart-toppers lounging in wooden chairs on the lawn, other shots depict their solo scenes, with Swift comfortable in a field of flowers and B.o.B sitting tight in a red-lit bar. Good chemistry was all over the video set, as the T.I. protégé and video director shook hands in an old house in another candid shot.
B.o.B tweeted about the video, sharing a photo and release-date time frame. “On the set of the #BothOfUs music video in Nashville with @taylorswift13. Video premieres end of June!”
“Both of Us,” the latest single from B.o.B’s sophomore LP, Strange Clouds, is the result of Swift reaching out to the rapper . According to B.o.B, the country/pop songstress “came to Atlanta and she hit up Grand Hustle. I wasn’t there. Tip was there, and I eventually linked with her in Dallas, and the rest is history.”
In addition to his visual with T-Swizzle, B.o.B has another upcoming collaborative project in the works: an album with Grand Hustle CEO T.I. During a recent visit to “RapFix Live,” the MC explained, “We got my album out, Strange Clouds, and he’s about to drop Trouble Man very soon, so once we get that out the way, then we’ll have time to really focus even more attentively to the Man and the Martian project.”
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