Erykah Badu to Direct Rick Ross Video
Yesterday, the Internet went into a frenzy with the leak of Rick Ross' 'Maybach Music 3' featuring T.I., Jadakiss and Erykah Badu. But the Bawse has special plans for the song's visual treatment. Badu, whose most recent video for 'Window Seat' stirred up some controversy, will hop into the director's chair to helm the visuals for the second single off Ross' upcoming album 'Teflon Don.'
The Miami rapper also announced that he just approved the video for his Styles P-assisted mixtape cut 'Blowin' Money Fast (B.M.F.),' the seminal cut off his 'The Albert Anastasia EP' that also will make its way into the tracklist for 'Teflon Don.' Ross has recently been stepping his video game up, enlisting famed director F. Gary Gray to provide the visuals for 'Teflon Don''s first single 'Super High' featuring Ne-Yo.
And while Badu may seem like a strange choice for directing 'MM3,' she also has some creds on her resume, having filmed her own videos for the trippy 'Jump Up in the Air (Stay There),' 'Love of My Life (Ode to Hip-Hop),' 'Bag Lady,' 'Didn't Cha Know' and more. Though she hasn't directed many videos for other artists, Badu has become known for pushing the visual envelope, with 'Window Seat' putting her in legal hot water for its nudity.
Ross' fourth album, 'Teflon Don,' is slated for release on July 20. The LP, which the emcee announced in late 2009, features production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, No I.D., The Hitmen, The Inkredibles and more and includes guest appearances from Jay-Z, Cee-Lo, Drake, Kanye West, Diddy and more.