The video was directed by Mark Robinson, whose credits include Tommy Tutone's "Jenny (867-5309)
" and Pat Benatar's "Shadows Of The Night
." The "Shakin'" video stars Apollonia Kotero, who became a Prince protégé and starred in his movie Purple Rain
in 1984. According to Money
, she posed two big challenges:
1) She was a terrible dancer. You'll see she resorts to some kind of sprinkler-head move when she's shakin' it.
2) Her boyfriend was on the set and was the jealous type.
Money also points out that the video was the first to show cars souped-up with hydraulics and bouncing up and down - something seen in many rap videos of the early '90s.