Derick G provides the official Behind-The-Scenes look at "God Bless Amerika". There's no flag footage, so anyone looking to Zapruder that segement is out of luck. Instead you get an artful look at the NOLA neighborhood where they shot.
Anyone who tried to score easy "Real American" points with the non-story of Lil Wayne dancing on the American flag will probably regret calling attention to this video. What was a powerful idea to begin with — a return to his Hollygrove, NOLA roots — has taken on infinitely more resonance after the nationwide discussion simmering after the Trayvon Martin decision.
Are all these people outraged about Lil Wayne stepping on an American Flag equally outraged that the hometown of Hollygrove, NOLA — where this video was shot — is still dirt poor and still recovering from Hurricane Katrina?
A mansion at the top of the Hollywood Hills is basically as close as you can physically get to being on top of the world, which suits 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar perfectly in this new video from director Eif Rivera.
When you have one of the hottest guest versers in the game (French Montana) and everyone's favorite reality show host (Nicki Minaj), you just let them do their thing. Director Eif Rivera delivers exactly what we need for a song called 'Freaks' — wild dancing and Ms. Minaj cranked to her most 'too hot for TV' setting — all with the throbbing energy of a classic bashment.