Meghan Trainor Used Her Real Wedding Footage For New ‘Marry Me’ Video

Wedding-themed pop music videos are nothing new — everyone from Beyoncé and Mariah Carey to Demi Lovato and P!nk have played blushing brides before. But none have felt quite so intimate and personal as Meghan Trainor‘s new video for the aptly titled Love Train ditty “Marry Me,” which features footage from the 25-year-old’s recent nuptials.

The singer and former Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara tied the knot back in December, and — as captured in the new video — it was quite the lavish affair, featuring more string lights than you’ve ever seen in your life. We see all the familiar staples of a solid wedding video: the bride and groom getting primped and ready, Meghan’s dad walking her down the aisle, she and Daryl sharing their first kiss as husband and wife. Then it’s on to the reception, where roses and disco balls fill the room, Daryl and his groomsmen put on a silly performance, and the newly married couple eventually ditch their formalwear in favor of customized sweats.

All the while, Meghan’s ukulele-backed wedding song — which she actually walked down the aisle to — sets the mood: “‘Cause I love you, wanna give you my whole life / And you love me, you say you want me as your wife.” Awwww!

John Legend Deals With The Horrors Of Daily News In ‘Preach’ Video

John Legend‘s new video is a tough watch that is heavy on both thematic content and grandiose vocals. “Preach” should come with a trigger warning; what you’ll see here isn’t nice stuff, but it’s necessary. If you think that it’s too much after watching it, remember that these kinds of situations are happening every day and all across the United States.

Legend’s bravery enables us to see reenactments of these serious news stories to help us have discussions about what we’re facing and what we can do to collectively facilitate change. Take a look at the video below.

“Preach” is a video that tackles contemporary social issues that come across our Twitter feeds and push notifications. We see Legend in bed with his wife Chrissy Teigen and it becomes clear that the singer feels like something’s just off. Indistinct chatter feels the air before he finally gets up to go and see what the noise is. From there, things get serious.

The video follows four separate stories through its runtime: a mother and daughter separated at the border, a child bringing in a large weapon to school to presumably start a mass shooting (later, we see children running out of a gym), a tense police situation involving white cops and black men that ends with one being shot while another records it on camera, and the funeral of a young black child followed by protests for justice. As these situations play out, Legend sings about the cyclical nature of the news and how these same things keep happening. He talks about the pain being all he sees, so, accordingly, this video is a reflection of that reality.

In January, Legend was one of the only musicians to appear in Lifetime’s documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly that aired in January, applying the same level of social responsibility that exists in “Preach.”

Little Mix’s ‘Think About Us’ Video Stars Butterflies, Shirtless Dudes, And Ty Dolla $ign

Little Mix are singing a song of ice and fire in their new video for “Think About Us.”

Each girl gets her solo shine in the video, beginning with Perrie waking up in a colorful field of butterflies, followed by Jade channeling Queen Elsa in the snow and ice. Jesy and Leigh-Anne, meanwhile, score the steamiest set-ups, cozying up to shirtless dudes as they sing, “You put your hand on my waist / And then you pull me close / Boy, I promise I won’t let go.” The scene was apparently extra-special for Leigh-Anne, as her hunky co-star is IRL boyfriend Andre Gray (she joked, “I mean we’re not used to an audience but my boy did good!”).

On Instagram, the group hinted that the set-ups in the video were inspired by lust (Leigh-Anne), new love (Perrie), ice (Jade), and passion (Jesy). After braving those elements, the four girls come together at an all-white rave with Ty Dolla $ign, who adds a loved-up verse to the group’s LM5 banger.

Little Mix’s “Think About Us” was directed by Bradley & Pablo, the duo behind Dua Lipa’s equally steamy “Electricity.” Speaking about the new vid with MTV UK, they explained that they wanted to focus less on choreography and more on “super polished” shots and “candid moments.”

They added, “The initial concept was based around the idea of recreating emotions and sensations that you experience in a relationship that may be lost in a future where certain kinds of intimacy are no longer possible. This idea is reflected in the set which sees contained environments within an industrial space where these things are simulated.”

Bebe Rexha Has One More Night To Enjoy Her Vices In ‘Last Hurrah’

Earlier this week, Bebe Rexha was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st Grammy Awards. Today, she’s planning on putting all of her wildest vices to sleep. She has released a new single, “Last Hurrah,” and its weird, oddly mesmerizing, accompanying video. Listen to her new tune below and check out some computer characters holding each other.

“Last Hurrah” is all about tomorrow. The singer rapidly lists the things that she’s done with – drinking, smoking, playing, joking, dating – before revealing that she has one more night to indulge in these vices. On the enormous chorus that she belts, Rexha reveals that tonight’s the night that she goes past the limit, taking in everything until she literally can’t take anymore. “Once I start / I ain’t gonna stop ’til I go too far,” she sings as if she’s convincing herself that she has the power to quit after this.

The accompanying lyric video could have very well served as the official visual due to how imaginative it is. We follow CGI characters in a stunning red atmosphere in various modes of embrace as the lyrics float in front of the characters. It feels oddly futuristic.

“Last Hurrah” is Rexha’s first single of 2019. She released her debut studio album Expectations in June. Check out the wild lyric video above.

21 Savage Speaks Out For The First Time Since His ICE Arrest On Good Morning America

21 Savage has given his first public interview to Good Morning America following his release from detention by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this week. In a discussion with GMA‘s Linsey Davis, he spoke more about his situation and the circumstances of his arrest.

At the beginning of the seven-minute discussion, 21 Savage explains what happened during his arrest. “I was just driving and I seen guns and blue lights and then I was in the back of a car and I was gone,” he says. The rapper later says that the arresting officials said, “We got Savage,” prompting Davis to wonder aloud if the situation was set up beforehand. “It was definitely targeted,” he says.

Later in the interview, 21 Savage also responds to the running belief that his recent performance of “A Lot,” with changed lyrics reflecting the country’s border situation, had something to do with his arrest. “My lawyers think that,” he says. “I don’t really know, I can’t really say. I would see why people think that, but I really can’t say.” Alex Spiro, a member of the legal team hired by Jay-Z to investigate 21 Savage’s situation, revealed to GMA additionally that the rapper’s celebrity status is also believed to be central to the arrest and subsequent extended detainment.

21 Savage was detained on February 3 by ICE for being in the United States illegally, revealing that he was born in the United Kingdom and had apparently overstayed his visa for more than a decade. Check out the full conversation below.

Rising Rapper Phora Has Been Going Hard For Nearly A Decade — Just Ask His Legions Of Fans

By Ural Garrett

On a rainy, February weekend at a rented Crescent Hills Drive home with a wide view of Los Angeles, Phora is putting the finishing touches on his Valentine’s Day release, “i still love you.” The track’s arrival was hinted at on his Instagram weeks before the drop, giving fans a taste of what to expect from a song that has him more in touch with his melodic side than ever.

“It’s just me tapping into my natural roots,” the 24-year-old rapper tells MTV News. “I’m really pushing the limit to my vocal range. I’ve been really practicing with vocal harmonies and stuff like that. It’s not a rap song. I guess you could call it an R&B song. It’s just my style and me taking a new approach. It’s the same me, just a new approach.”

That same evolving approach when discussing “i still love you” and its accompanying music video is mapped out in typical Phora fashion which, as always, revolves around his fans. Active for nearly a decade, Phora, born Marco Anthony Archer, has amassed over 2 million followers across YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and music videos with eight-figure view counts. Coupled with the accounts for his signature Yours Truly apparel brand, his audience is closer to 3 million.

His considerable following hasn’t yet translated to smashing chart success. But just last year he made national headlines by nearly starting a riot at the busy, Los Angeles intersection of Hollywood and Highland while conducting a meet-and-greet at the sneaker store Shoe Palace. Eight people were reportedly hospitalized at the event, where Phora gave out free shoes and Yours Truly swag to hungry fans. Around the same time, he shut down an Orange County mall after giving away $15,000 in cash and even free gas for three hours at a local gas station.

“The fans are the foundation and sometimes artists don’t understand that and they think, oh, it’s just me because I’m a superstar who was just born with this talent,” explained Phora. “Nah, bro. You may have talent but if you let your fans down and they say, ‘You know what? Fuck this dude,’ you’re going to be left with nothing.”

Part of the mindset comes from Phora’s humble beginnings in Anaheim, California, a city better known as the home of Disneyland, where he was not only the victim of a stabbing when he was 15 years old, but two shootings as well — including one in 2015 where he was shot three times in the back. Pouring all those stories into a consistent album and mixtape run that hasn’t let up since 2010, Phora has grown an army of fans that helped him secure a deal with Warner Bros. Records in 2017. His Warner Bros. debut, Yours Truly Forever, dropped that same year, while the follow-up, Love Is Hell, was released in 2018.

“That’s the foundation and I treat my fans like family because, in a deeper sense, everyone is human no matter who you are and I feel like a lot of those people aren’t just fans,” said Phora. “They’re people who have been through the same kind of shit that I’ve been through. You know, relationship shit, family shit, life shit or whatever the case may be. I feel like 99 percent of people — if not 100 percent of those people — have been in my same shoes before at some point in time.”

Phora’s eyes light up when speaking about his fans, even more so when he’s asked about the first note of support he received on his 2010 YouTube debut, “Graff History.” “I feel the verse from, 2:10 to 2:24,” the commenter said. “Kinda relate to it. Good song though.”

“I haven’t seen it,” answered Phora. “I’m going to check that person out and find that person and look for that person and I’m going to hunt them down.”

The track came from RePhlections Of The Truth Mixtape Vol. 1, a project that established him as something of a rap purist. It’s a far cry from his more contemporary, melodic efforts on last year’s Love Is Hell, which featured guest appearances from G-Eazy, Tory Lanez and 6lack, among others. Love Is Hell’s title track also features Trippie Redd. That may have possibly alienated some of Phora’s loyal followers, his earlier material being more rooted in rap traditionalism than the emo-rap sound Redd and his peers have perfected. However, he doesn’t feel like he has anything to prove to the vocal naysayers in the video’s comments.

“I feel like I paid my dues and that was a big part of my life where I showed my respect and gave my respect to hip-hop, from opening up for Rakim to Talib Kweli,” Phora explains. “I don’t want to have a certain sound or be labeled as a ‘insert here’ rapper. I don’t want to sound like anyone else cause I don’t want to be labeled. I wanted to tell my own story with my own sound and that’s it.”

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Phora performs at the 2018 Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles.

Anyone who’s followed Phora over the years understands the other leg of his story involves his Yours Truly clothing brand. He says the brand has taken on life of its own to the point where he’s had to manage over 20 employees on his payroll.

“On the Yours Truly side, you have manufacturing, shipping, shipping fulfillment, screen printers, and ordering blank apparels like hoodies. Sometimes, we gotta go overseas,” he said. “It’s a good thing but, I don’t have an answer for how it’s grown so far and so rapidly.”

What he does understand is the next phase for Yours Truly: a flagship store opening February 24 on Los Angeles’ streetwear capital, Fairfax Avenue. Phora wants his line to be synonymous with the other stores in the area are known for the likes of Supreme, Golf, Dope, and The Hundreds.

“They’ve been doing it longer than we have so we’re like the little bro,” said Phora. “The thing about us and the main reason why we’ve been so successful is because we study. To master the game, you have to be a student first and we look at everything they do. We’re not arrogant to the reality that people have been doing this for a long time.”

While Phora adds to his juggling act, he’s also recording new music for his next album which, at the moment, doesn’t have a concept or theme, other than providing a space for him to unleash all his “emotions, feelings and shit.” 2019 will also be the year he expands his Yours Truly record label, as he begins searching for a diverse array of producers and artists.

“Whether you make happy music, sad music, R&B, whether you play piano and sing ballads, whether you got bars and you really wanna rap your ass off. We looking for anyone that’s talented,” he says. “I want to have a fortress. I want to give everybody an opportunity to shine.”

Releasing new music, owning a full-fledged clothing brand, pleasing his rabid fanbase, and putting the gears in motion to grow his label family would cause anyone to eventually burnout. However, for the sake of the people who put him in this position, Phora doesn’t see himself letting up off the gas anytime soon.

“I feel like a lot of artist have a disconnect with fans and the reason my fanbase is so strong is because I go out of my way to talk to people to look into people’s lives and get a better understanding,” Phora says. “With that, I know how people feel and they just want someone to relate to. People don’t want to feel alone.”

Robyn Lets The Youth Have The Spotlight In ‘Send To Robin Immediately’ Video

Robyn‘s music radiates a thick, sweet musk that is heavy on emotion and atmosphere. Her eighth studio album Honey dropped in October. “Send To Robin Immediately,” one of the LP’s standout tunes, is perhaps one of its most breezy numbers and it has finally received its due video accompaniment. Taste the experience below.

“Send To Robin Immediately” is all about the collective dream that it immerses the viewer in; from its opening forest scene made up of dancing kids and mountains of wafting mists, to the behind the shoulders viewpoint of its ending that follows a trek through a vast field. In between these shots and sets are vignettes of youth that either recalls memories or make you anxious to create similar ones of your own. Shirtless lovers embrace on a dock as the sun burns into the surrounding river, teenagers sit precariously perched on a cliff at night time basking in the beauty of a far off city’s lights, a spinning camera captures a pair’s passionate kiss followed by genuine, heart-racing smiles. Robyn’s weightless vocals and the ethereal production round out the mystifying experience.

In December, Robyn released an equally captivating video for Honey‘s title track. In contrast to the fuzziness of “Send To Robin Immediately,” the video for “Honey” centers around warmth that comes from its red hues and influx of nameless, voiceless, dancing bodies. If it wasn’t clear yet through the course of her 24-year career, Robyn knows exactly what she’s doing with this video thing.

Cardi B And Bruno Mars Sample Jodeci For Steamy Duet ‘Please Me’

Cardi B and Bruno Mars collaborated last year on “Finesse (Remix)” and showcased how their opposing styles – her direct, bouncy punchlines and his stirring, slicing vocals – connected together flawlessly. The pair have now released a follow-up duet, “Please Me.” Instead of retreading “Finesse (Remix)”‘s jubilant ground, their new duet acts like a sexy spiritual sequel that deals in terms of lust. Take a listen to the track below.

It’s immediately clear what’s going on from the moment that the steamy production of “Please Me” begins. The tune sample’s Jodeci‘s sensual 1995 hit “Freek’N You,” an essential tune to score anyone’s bedroom olympics. Similarly, “Please Me” travels to the bedroom, but takes place before anything happens. Cardi and Bruno are two characters; Cardi’s the sexy siren, teasing her partner with her moves, figure, and promises of things to come, and Bruno’s on the receiving end of this sexual punishment, with the promise of imminent intimacy driving him crazy with anticipation. While Cardi breaks down an itinerary of the coming events if she decides to let him sample what’s on the chef’s menu, Bruno turns into the human heart-eyed emoji, pleading for carnal activity.

Cardi B had one heck of a night at the 61st Grammy Awards, making history as the first solo female Rap Album Grammy winner for Invasion of Privacy (she later shared the accolade with the late Mac Miller) and giving one of the night’s most energetic performances of her 2018 tune “Money.”

Cardi and Bruno’s new duet comes after the release of “Money” in October and the brief snippet of a new song she shared on Instagram in December. These could be the bread crumbs leading us to the grand prize – another solo LP.

Watch Lauv And Troye Sivan Haunt Cutesy Couples In ‘I’m So Tired’ Video

Love is all around this Valentine’s Day, but if you’re just not feelin’ the mood, Lauv and Troye Sivan have the video for you.

After releasing their collab “i’m so tired…” last month, the heartbreak kings become “love-scorned ghosts” in the accompanying, DAD-directed clip. It opens with Lauv singing on the roof of a diner and crashing a cute couple’s date, sourly shoving a straw into their milkshake. When Troye’s verse kicks in, the scene moves to a suburban road, where he casually sits atop another couple’s car as they make out inside. Ugh, PDA, am I right?

All the while, the third-wheelers offer up an all-too-relatable sentiment: “I’m so tired of love songs, tired of love songs, tired of love songs, tired of love / Just wanna go home, wanna go home, wanna go home, whoa.”

In a statement about the vintage-filtered vid, Lauv said, “In ‘i’m so tired…’, Troye and I are bitter heartbroken ghosts amidst super-in-love couples who are being… all in love. It was freezing. Troye was harnessed on top of a car and I almost fell off a diner. It was fun.”

Troye added, “The ‘i’m so tired…’ video sees Lauv and I become heartbroken, love-scorned ghosts messing with the loved up couples around us. It was such a good time to make.”