DJ Khaled Shoots ‘Historic’ Video With Mary J. Blige, Fabolous, Jadakiss
DJ Khaled, Mary J. Blige and Jadakiss reunited on the set of Khaled's new video for 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over.' The song is the second single from the producer's upcoming album, 'We the Best Forever,' in stores July 19.
Directed by Dayo, the video was shot in Los Angeles just days after Blige, Jada and Khaled opened the BET Awards with their collaborative song. The clip also features cameos from rapper Ace Hood, Maybach Music Group honcho Rick Ross, and Cash Money CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams.
For Khaled -- who has worked with such artists as Fat Joe, Ross and Pitbull, securing Mary J. Blige for 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over' -- was a monumental achievement for his career. "The record is special because I never worked with Mary J. Blige and I'm a huge fan," he says via photographer/filmmaker Derick G.'s video blog. "This is what you call the growth of DJ Khaled of making music for myself. And when I make music for myself, [I have to] take it to the next level."
Meanwhile, Jadakiss was humbled to be part of what he calls a "historic" video. "Being on the Khaled project is history," the New York rapper attests in the video. "Nobody has the drive and passion like Khaled. Everything he does is epic." Jada even suggested that the super-producer change his name to something more grandiose. "Khaled's name should be 'Make It Happen,'" he jokes. "[Because] he makes it happen -- awards shows, videos [and] collaborations. His new name is "Make It Happen."
Fabolous, who also appears on the track and was on set, was mysteriously absent from the BET Awards. When asked about his no-show, Fabolous was apologetic and explained that he was in Paris.
No word on when the video will be release but with DJ Khaled behind the project, he will "make it happen" sooner than later.
Watch the Behind the Scenes 'It Ain't Over, Till It's Over' Video