Madonna and Jesus Luz aren’t the only celebs in Brazil this week ahead of the Carnival celebrations this coming weekend … songstresses Alicia Keys and Beyoncé are also in Rio de Janeiro this week, hard at work filming a new music video for the song Put It in a Love Song which is on Alicia’s new album and features B on vocals:
The official opening of Rio Carnival may be three days off, but Beyoncé got the party started early as she took to the streets to film a new video clip. The pop star put on a dazzling display in the Brazilian city as she paraded around in a sparkling two-piece costume and huge headdress. She was joined by Alicia Keys, who also wore a dramatic feathered helmet with her silver costume. The pair are currently filming a clip for their duet Put It In A Love Song, which features on Alicia’s recently released album, The Element Of Freedom. Earlier, Beyoncé put her best moves on show as she danced on the stairs of a disused bus in a Carmen Miranda inspired number. She took over the Praca Maua square as she pranced around in a green and blue playsuit. Alicia also worked on scenes while surrounded by improvised buildings, washing lines and inquisitive children. She performed on the roof of a house in the shadow of Christ The Redeemer in the shanty town of Morro Santa Marta in Rio De Janeiro. She was also spotted filming one segment in Rio’s Dona Marta slum. It became renowned worldwide after Michael Jackson went there to film the 1996 video They Don’t Care About Us. It’s the first time the pair have collaborated despite being friends for quite some time. Alicia is also close with Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z, and the pair worked together on the 2009 hit Empire State Of Mind.
What a great idea for a music video … and these costumes?! Amazing!! This is just the sort of video I think Beyoncé does very well but it’s not the sort of video you’d expect from Alicia. I’m glad that her collabo with B has brought this out of her. After the jump, check out a couple other photos from the Brazilian set of this music video …
This video sounds really fantastic … I cannot wait to see the final product. Love it!!