Go Behind-the-Scenes of Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Video
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Following his semi-public reconciliation with Rihanna (and the subsequent release of a drunken confessional video) Team Breezy was given a behind-the-scenes look at Chris Brown‘s life. Now we’re all getting the chance to go behind-the-scenes of Breezy’s ‘Don’t Judge Me‘ video, a song based on the backlash he received following the infamous 2009 assault on RiRi.
The ‘Don’t Judge Me’ video, designed to look like a war zone in parts, wasn’t actually filmed in the Middle East, but in Newhall, Cali. on a ranch on Aug. 27, 2012.
We see Breezy watching footage and telling the director which shots he likes the best, then get an inside peek at the video’s theme: “There’s some type of catastrophe going on,” assistant director Jamar Hawkins said, “and Chris Brown has arrived to save the day!”
Brown kids around at the shoot, asking, “Stallone or Schwarzenegger?” He even offers some notes to the actress playing a reporter who asks him, “Why are you doing this?” It’s a fun look at Brown, whose public persona often revolves around the drama in his personal life. We’re reminded of why the world fell in love with Brown in the first place when he tells the camera, “You’ve never seen someone working for NASA do this!” and does a shimmy and a spin that few people other than Usher and the late Michael Jackson could emulate.
It’s a brief but amusing glimpse at the work — and play — that goes into making a clip so dramatic (and hints that maybe some of the goofiness in the video was intentional).