News: 50 Cent & Ne-Yo To Re-Link For "Baby By Me" Music Video
Friday, Oct 16, 2009 5:20PM
Ne-Yo has revealed his plans to shoot for a music video with 50 Cent for their collaborative track, "Baby By Me," which will be on the G-Unit leader's upcoming album, Before I Self Destruct.
Writing via Twitter, Ne-Yo broke the news about the forthcoming video.
"Haven't been on in a couple of days," he wrote Friday morning. "I've been gearing up for my b'day celebration which is this weekend and the Baby by me video with 50." (Ne-Yo's Twitter)
Speaking with radio personality Rickey Smiley, Fif briefly touched on the song.
"I went to the studio in LA and Polow [da Don] had already sampled his favorite part from 'I Get Money' in to the actual record," Fif explained in an interview. "And what's interesting, in hip-hop, we sample music a lot is traditional, but to sample our own lyrics? You know, it just felt like it was something new and I wrote something that was a little more sexual. There was an option to write love on a record, but that was kinda reserved for LL Cool J." (Rickey Smiley Show)
Ne-Yo recently said Fif insisted on using his vocals on their joint record much to his surprise.
"He reached out," Ne-Yo revealed in an interview. "I always say he did the majority of the heavy lifting. [The song] was pretty much done by the time he sent it to me. He said, 'I just need you to put something on it.' He gave it to me, I wrote my part, sent it back and the rest is history. When he first sent me the joint, I was like, 'You don't need me for this,' I thought the beat was hot, what he was talking about was hot. I just tried to add to the hotness." (MTV)
50 recently talked about his album dropping on the same day as pop stars Rihanna and Lady Gaga next month.
"I guess I should be devastated that I'm up against Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears?" 50 said in an interview. "This is a great competition, you mean to tell me I get the chance to go into a battle against pop singers? I don't see myself in competition with artists that aren't even in the same genre. Could you find a rapper for me to compete with please? Now I gotta fight Justin? I'm gonna fight him and kick his a**!" (The Canadian Press)
Before I Self Destruct will now land in stores Monday, November 23rd.
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: