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Sexy Can I by Ray J
Album: All I FeelReleased: 2008Charted:
This features Chicago rapper Yung Berg, who had a #18 hit in the Hot 100 with "Sexy Lady" in 2007.
The video was directed by R. Malcolm Jones (Lil' Mama, DJ Khaled, Clipse). Yung Berg was arrested and taken into custody by Miami Beach Police, after officers observed him smoking marijuana on the video set. The rapper was charged with a misdemeanor and released approximately 6 hours later. Ray J told MTV News: "We ran into some police problems with the homie Yung Berg on the set. I had to call Shaq [label boss, Miami reserve police officer and basketball star Shaquille O'Neal] and [get him to] pull a little Miami favor for us, 'cause we shot the video in Miami. It took Berg a couple of hours to get out, but when we got the rest of the job done, [there were a] lot of women, partying, sexy people around. We wanted to showcase that. We missed Berg for a couple of hours, but it was fun."
Ray J told Billboard magazine: "I just went back into studio and wrote about my life and how I feel at this point. I wanted to do a feel-good springtime/summer jam that would have everybody up. I'd also worked with Yung Berg before and knew his 'Sexy Lady' single did well. I thought he would enhance the magic and help us connect again with this sexy movement."
The All I Feel album topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart. This meant that Ray J became the second member of the Norwood family to have a #1 title on that listing, as his sister Brandy had a #1 album on the R&B chart in 2002 with Full Moon. However the Norwoods need a third sibling to record the same achievement in order to equal the Jackson family for whom Michael, Janet and Jermaine Jackson have all reached the summit of the R&B album chart.
asked Yung Berg whether when he recorded this with Ray J, they thought it would become the smash hit that it did. The Chicago rapper replied: "I didn't. Ray did though, honestly; from the gate, Ray said, 'Yeah, this is a number one record. This record is goin' number one; we're gonna win a Grammy for this s--t." He was sayin' that s--t last year, and I was like, 'Yeah, whatever, dawg, I'm gonna do it.' But it wasn't like I didn't think it was a huge record; I think I was just frustrated in my project, and what was goin' on with me, and the limbo that I was in, so I couldn't really see the big picture at that time, with the record."