Video Is A Cabaret For Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim
Lil' Kim, Pink, Mya and Christina Aguilera will re-team this weekend to
bring their collaboration on the '70s disco hit "Lady Marmalade" to life
in a cabaret-style video.
Pink predicted the clip will be like a "circus on acid."
"The video's going to be dope," Aguilera said. "We're going to be having
cabaret costumes. It's something you've never seen from us before. So,
it's going to be fun."
The clip for the song, which was originally recorded by '70s group LaBelle — who took "Lady Marmalade" to #1 in 1975 — will be shot in Los Angeles on Saturday with director Paul Hunter (Jennifer Lopez, Aguilera).
Mya said the video "has to be crazy" to match up with the Baz
Luhrmann-directed movie "Moulin Rouge," which is set in Paris in 1899.
The song is the lead single from the film's soundtrack.
The art direction will anachronistically merge a hip-hop sensibility
with the film's French cabaret setting, thanks to some props and
costumes actually used in the movie, according to Hunter's office. Tina
Landon (Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez) will choreograph
the dance-oriented clip.
Missy Elliott, who produced the song, will also make an appearance.
Aguilera said she embraced the idea of collaborating with Elliott, Pink,
Mya and Lil' Kim on the track as soon as it was pitched to her.
"I'm a fan of all of theirs, and just to be in the same song doing
something with them — collaborating, which I love to do, is a
really big thing for me," she said. "And it's cool to be out there
before my next album comes out there, too."
"Moulin Rouge," starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, should hit
theatres in May. The film is not related to the 1952 movie of the same
name that starred Jose Ferrer as artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,
although that character, played by John Leguizamo, is in this version,