June 14th, 2013
Miguel and Mariah Carey are taking fans behind the scenes on the making of their music video for #Beautiful, which has quickly become one of the biggest songs of the summer. In the clip, Miguel praises the legendary Mariah Carey and throws in a last minute plea to work with the singer again. In true Carey fashion, a scene with the diva shows her dismissing the director’s idea that she lay in the dirt for the video. “I’ve been laying on the grass since Dream Lover,” Mariah reminds the world. Truth.
Playing off the introductory line “Hop on the back of my bike”, the video begins with Miguel and Mariah riding down a dirt rode on a motorcycle, with Mimi letting her blond locks flow in the wind and Miguel looking cool in his leather jacket and aviator glasses.
Next, Miguel trades in his bike for a swoon-worthy classic red Porsche parked inside a barn decorated with chandeliers, which serve to light a private dance from Mariah. With legs that are begging for a Gillette endorsement shown off by a flowing short, yellow dress, Mariah looks comfortable and happy performing.
In the third scene, Mariah gives off some major flashbacks to her video for Butterfly, this time sitting on top of a motorcycle instead of a horse in the middle of a grassy field. But the real shocker comes from the fact that Carey looks just as good as she did when the Butterfly video was released – 16 years and two kids ago.
Check out Mariah Carey and Miguel going behind the scenes on #Beautiful and watch the full video below!Tweet