Troubled singer Chris Brown tweeted images from a photo shoot Wednesday night on his Twitter account. The disturbing images show half naked women levitating in the air above hospital beds which line both sides of a street. It's ironic that Brown should use hospital beds as props since it looks like he should be lying down in one.

According to Freshlikedougie blog, Brown and Nicki Minaj are shooting a music video for "Right By My Side" this week.

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If you weren't at least 12-years-old in 1992, then you won't remember the insane hype leading up to the premiere of Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time" short movie.

The Internet was not easily accessible to everyone back then. But it was difficult to ignore the massive marketing machinery behind the short movie for Michael's 2nd single off of his multi-platinum Dangerous album.

"Remember The Time"'s music video was loosely based on Eddie Murphy's hit comedy movie Coming To America (1988).

Leading up to the world premiere, MTV and BET teased us by airing clips of the behind the scenes magic that went into making this 9-minute spectacle directed by John Singleton. When "Remember The Time" finally premiered on MTV and BET simultaneously on Feb. 22, 1992, it was one of the longest music videos ever, clocking in at just over 9 minutes.

RTT starred some of the biggest names of that era: including comedian Eddie Murphy, supermodel Iman and NBA star Magic Johnson, who 1 year earlier announced he was infected with the HIV virus and retired from the NBA.

The music video dance sequences were choreographed by Fatima Robinson. Fatima also choreographed the opening credits sequence of Queen Latifah's hit TV show "Living Single", as well as scores of rap music videos in the 80s and 90s.

What struck me the most when I first viewed this video back in 1992 were how much lighter Michael had bleached his skin, the awkward kiss between him and Iman, and the Egyptian dance scenes, which I still love!

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Last night, rappers T.I. and Nelly and a few friends came together to shoot the visuals for T.I.'s "This Time of Night," which was directed by Phil the god. Also on the set were T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, rappers Big Boy of Outkast and Rocko Da Don, Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones, and Tiny's stylist Shekinah, among others.

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Usher's new music video "Climax" premiered simultaneously this morning in the U.S., Canada and Britain. The song is about a man whose relationship with his woman tests the limits of his endurance..

The video, which was described in a press release as "dramatic, highly-suspenseful and attention-gripping" was shot in Atlanta and directed by Sam Pilling. "Climax" is from his forthcoming album due out later this spring. The single was produced by Diplo.

The "Climax" premiere coincides with VEVO's unveiling of a major platform update, revamping their VEVO.COM and VEVO apps for iPhone, Android and Facebook, offering viewers a more personal, social and innovative viewing experience.

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This is your tax dollars at work.

Yesterday, two Florida House representatives got into an argument while discussing an amendment to the Florida Evidence Code regarding allowing certain types of hearsay as evidence. The argument was over which House rep. quoted Jay Z's rap lyrics correctly.

As other lawmakers stared blankly at them, Rep. Alan B. Williams (a Democrat) and Speaker Dean Cannon (a Republican) debated the lyrics to Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”.

Calling Jay Z a "wise businessman," Williams said, "He even said he knows his rights." Williams then quoted the lyrics to the rap song, “I know my rights and you’re going to need a warrant for that/Aren’t you sharp as a tack, are you a lawyer or something?”

Williams added: "Members.. If you support Jay-Z, support this amendment. Thank you."

But Speaker Cannon corrected Williams' misquote of Jigga's lyrics:

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Brighter side of Darkness was 20th Century Records' answer to the Jackson 5 back in the 1970s. Their gold single, "Love Jones," dropped in 1972, and the group's debut album of the same name was released the following year. If I'm not mistaken, these kids had only one hit, and "Love Jones" was it.

But listen to the words:

    What is a love jones? Shucks, doll
    It's when you love someone very, very much
    And you just can't seem to get yourself together

The singer is describing the effects of Dopamine on his young brain. When we don't know how to describe what we're feeling, we assume we're in love, when we're really not. We're just under the powerful effects of Dopamine -- Nature's way of making you hawt for the person you are attracted to -- and hopefully, the result is that you have sex and reproduce. Then the Dopamine fades (within 2 months to 2 years) and you are left wondering what you ever saw in the person you thought you was attracted to. This is part of the reason why divorce rates are so high. 'Irreconcilable differences' simply means the sex was good and you thought you were in love, so you got married. But remember, sex has nothing to do with love!

Last night, VH1 premiered the music video for Monica Brown and Brandy's lackluster duet "It All Belongs To Me". Veteran director Chris Robinson doesn't stray far from the song's concept of 2 fabulously wealthy women who give their men everything they could ever want -- only to take it all back when they find out their men cheated on them.

"It All Belongs To Me" was written by Hip Hop producer of the moment, Rico Love. The song, with its socially conscious lyrics about Facebook and Twitter, is the wrong vehicle for Monica's powerhouse vocals. It's obvious that Monica toned down her vocals so she wouldn't overpower Brandy's.

And what kind of message does this video send to their young fans? In the video, the roles of women and men have been switched. And now women are the bread winners who lavish gifts on their men, including jewelry, clothing, and expensive cars -- all of which are used by their men to impress other women.

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For years, R&B crooner Robin Thicke fans believed that his life was perfect; he was handsome, he had the perfect wife (actress Paula Patton), his albums were best-sellers. What could go wrong?

In the film noir music video for his current single "Pretty Lil' Heart," off his 5th album After War, Thicke, 34, shows what could go wrong in the life of someone who has it all.

“The inspiration behind this song was really just about when you’re in a relationship and you’re faced with all the challenges of temptation and attraction to other people, how can you trust when you’re not with that other person [that] they’re doing you right?” said Thicke.

The Marc Klasfeld music video also features rapper Lil Wayne.

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