R. Kelly and Keri Hilson joined forces for his new single “Number One” and the video pays homage to Keri’s Atlanta hometown. Featuring DJ Greg Street who shouts out V-103, the video also shows Kelz and Keri saluting Michael Jackson. In one of the scenes in the clip, the duo, who dubbed themselves R. Keri for this collaboration, wears specially made jackets that have Michael’s trademark sparkling effect.
“It’s in honor of Michael Jackson,” R. Kelly said during the “Number One (Behind The Scenes)” video. “Don’t nobody get the wrong impression and try to make it negative. I love my man. I will rep him for the rest of my life.”
Keri added that it was only fitting to honor Michael in the video. “He’s No. 1,” Keri said. “That’s what it’s all about.
Check out the Official Video AND Behind the scenes footage below:
Number One ~ R. Kelly ft. Keri Hilson (R. Keri)
Behind the Scenes Video
“Number One” is the first single from R. Kelly’s ninth album, “Untitled,” due out September 29. An unconfirmed track listing for “Untitled” notes collaborations with Flo Rida, Ciara, Tyrese, Robin Thicke, The-Dream and Beyonce. The Beyonce track is listed as a cover of Prince’s “Diamonds & Pearls.”
The “Number One” video was produced by Skee.TV and directed by Chris Robinson.