Last month I brought you all some exclusive shots from the Ne-Yo, T-Pain and Trey Songz video set, that took place at Atlanta strip club King of Diamonds. The video for this stripper anthem is finally avail. It dropped last week. Clearly it’s a hit as Perez Hilton, BET, That Grape Juice and a sleuth of other blog sites have gravitated towards the instant hit.
It’s clear that Trey Songz is having a bad morning. Blog reports suggest that Trey, Atlantic Records, Kodak, Gee Roberson (and more) are all involved in a legal matter of Trey’s smash single “Bottoms up”.
Seeing as though I know people involved there’s not much to offer up. For the rest of the scoop I turn to Miss Stylistic.
Trey Songz has dropped his newest video “Bottoms Up” Featuring Nicki Minaj, and it’s interesting to say the least.
First off shoutout to Trey for supporting Ludacris amazing new cognac, Conjure. Secondly, um.., and I hate to say this, but I don’t get the concept. But thankfully for us Trey clarifies it with MTV:
‘Bottoms Up,’ I feel, is a very creative video. [It's] different from the norm, different than what I feel is expected of me and anything I’ve shot for that matter. [Director] Anthony [Mandler] used a lot of different shooting techniques and I think it heightens whatever it is that the song has already. The drive, the vigor, the club anthem, the energy in the record is definitely heightened with this video. It’s as if I’m walking through some kind of funhouse, filled with women and different seductive things.
Nicki Minaj does an excellent job. She comes in and does exactly what I got her on the record for. She comes in and she kills it. I wanted her to make the record different. I wanted her to take it to a different place and that’s exactly what she did. Even in the video, she made a major contribution … from her hair to her outfits to the way she raps and how theatrical she is in her delivery.”
Atlanta was turned upside down this week. Not only was Trey Songz, Monica and Dondria Nicole killing at Fox for the “Passion,Pain and Pleasure,” but N.E.R.D. and Raekwon also killed it downtown with their people.
Thanks to Cannon Kent and Sydney Margetson, I was in the bulding for Trey and Monica’s sold-out concert. While tours tend to bore me these days, I have to admit that I was VERY impressed with ATLien Monica’s set. Look we all know that Mo is a singer STRAIGHT-UP. Nobody looks to Mo for the latest dance moves, and she didn’t even try to herself.
She took me back with all her smash hits from over the years. The spirit of Monica always draws me in, and it was a true honor to witness her captivate the audience.
Trey also performed well. Nobody can deny the fanatics luv for Mr. Songz. I was a tad bit bothered by the fact that Trey’s swagger is that of a rapper — not an R&B singer.
The way he motions his hands like he’s freestyling was redundant. But he did his thing no matter what so I have to give him his props. And while I hate to admit this, it was really good to be around the fans — people who genuinely love artists for what they do on the stage.
All of Atlanta was there including Ciara — who’s currently in town working with Ludaris and N.E.R.D. on some music. I’m assumimg.
Watch the video above of the former princess of crunk & B getting it in with Mrs. Songz.
Don’t forget Trey and Monica will be coming to a city near you very soon. Check your local listings.