is a Cabaret for
Christina, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink
Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink have teamed up to bring their collaboration
on the '70s disco hit 'Lady Marmalade' to life in a cabaret-style
The clip for the song,
which was originally recorded by '70s group LaBelle - who took 'Lady
Marmalade' to #1 in 1975 - was shot in Los Angeles with director
Paul Hunter (Jennifer Lopez, Christina's 'Come On Over Baby').
'The video's going to
be dope,' Christina said. 'We're going to have cabaret costumes.
It's something you've never seen from us before. So, it's going
to be fun.' Pink predicted the clip will be like a 'circus on acid.'
the video 'has to be crazy' to match up with the Baz Luhrmann-directed
movie 'Moulin Rouge,' which is set in Paris in 1899. The
song is the lead single from the film's soundtrack.
The art direction will
merge a modern hip-hop sensibility with a historic French cabaret
setting - thanks to some props and costumes actually used in the
movie, according to Hunter's office. Tina Landon (Christina, Janet
Jackson, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez) will choreograph the dance-oriented
who produced the song, will also make an appearance. Missy called
it 'very fun,' and says 'Pink went in and did her part, Christina
went in and did her part and all of them got to sit there and listen
to each person. I believe it became, not competitive, but more motivating
because you had great singers and everybody wanted to make sure
that their vocals were 100 per cent so they gave 100 per cent. Christina
is one of the best vocalists. Somewhere between Whitney and Mariah.
She's a tiny, smart, soft and smooth girl.'
The vocals on the track
were produced by 'the fabulous Mr. Ron Fair' (as Christina
Christina said she embraced
the idea of working with Elliott, Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim on the
track as soon as it was pitched to her. 'I'm
a fan of all of theirs, and just to be in the same song doing something
with them - collaborating, which I love to do, is a really big thing
for me,' she said. 'And it's cool to be out with a new song before
my next album comes out, too. It makes me happy that it turned out so well and that everyone likes it. It is fun to sing covers sometimes and see what new slants you can put on them. It is always nice to work with other girls your age who do what you do. We swapped stories.'
Christina, who made
a splash by turning up in a frizzy wig to the Blockbuster Awards
in LA, got turned on to wearing costumes while filming the video
for 'Lady Marmalade'. Christina was voted Favorite Female Artist
at the awards.
In the video for the
song the stars get into the spirit of the 19th century Parisian
nightclub scene by wearing suitable attire. 'I loved dressing up
in the fishnets and high heels. It gave me a real buzz. It was fun
wearing the costumes,' explains Christina. 'They were like outrageous
showgirl clothes with over-the-top jewels so it was fun. We had
a great time together. We supported each other 100 per cent. I really
enjoy all their music. It was a blast to be a part of it and to
be working with all of them.'
style quotes from Christina