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Behind the Scenes of Dreezy’s “Love Someone” Video Shoot

Featuring love, heartbreak, and revenge.

By: Jodi Taylor
Photography: Emilynn Rose

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have noticed that Chicago-born rapper Dreezy dropped the music video for her single “Love Someone” featuring Jacquees. “Love Someone” is off her LP, Big Dreez, which released at the top of 2019 and is an emotionally charged track about heartbreak and how love can make you blind. From what we know of  Dreezy—or, as Noisey refers to her, the “Crown Princess of Chicago Rap”—shes determined to make her mark on the hip-hop world. Case in point: The rapper released her first mixtape in 2012 at the age of 19, signed to Interscope in 2014, and now, five years later, has already released two studio albums. All of this is why, when she came to us with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the shoot for her “Love Someone” video, we had to get the first look. Below, all the details from the shoot from Dreezy and her then-boyfriend Jacquees.

Dreezy: “[Music] was originally just something that I enjoyed, and I was it doing for the fun of it. My songs started catching the attention of record labels and opportunities started to come from it, so I figured maybe I should pursue [it] as my career.”

Dreezy: “When I was creating my stage name, a lot of rappers had nicknames with ‘eezy’—like Yeezy or Weezy—and I thought it was dope. My real name is Seandrea Sledge, and at first I wanted to use my last name, but then I’d be called Sleezy and I knew that wouldn’t work [laughs]. From that came Dreezy.”

On the making of Big Dreez:

Dreezy: “There was a time when I was a smaller artist and was still trying to figure out my career and who I was. At this point I have taken my career to new levels in many ways and am really the queen of my own empire. Big Dreez means exactly that; everything is bigger, better, and I’m really out here running my business in my own way.”

Dreezy: “‘Love Someone’ kind of fell in place on its own. I was in the studio working on tracks, and I wanted a real-life personal song that I could include. I was drawing inspiration from past broken relationships on my verses, and Jacquees just happened to pull up to the studio and lay down the perfect hook. I didn’t even plan for him to be on it, but it spoke to my heart and the emotion I had on the song. There was a point where I almost cried listening it back.”

Jacquees: “I heard the beat, and I just wanted to get on the track. I went in the booth, recorded the hook in 10 minutes, and she loved it.”

How they first started working together:

Jacquees: “We’ve actually been friends for a long time—I used to see her around at different shows, and then I did a record with Snoop and said we should put Dreezy on the record. The rest is history.”

Dreezy: “I wanted the video to bring out the emotion in the song since it’s so personal and is something everyone can relate to. I wanted to visually portray how your heart feels when your relationship is falling apart and you feel like your world is crashing down. Heartbreak tends to send us into a dark place, so I wanted to channel that energy.”

Dreezy: “Most of the looks [for the video] are all black to go with the tone and the feeling of the song—Jacquees and I are coordinated in every scene. My stylist, Seth Chernoff, found this patent leather trench for [Jacquees] that matched the fringe patent coat you see me wearing. It was perfect because it reflected the smoke and lighting. Seth and I wanted to add in a little color as well, and red makes most sense for a love song, so you see elements of that in there, too.”

On personal style:

Dreezy: “You know, I always felt like I had a different type of style. I wouldn’t say I was a trendy girl; I’d say it was brave [laughs]. I used to wear big skirts, gaudy jewelry and accessories, and loud, colorful sneakers. Now I’m shaking it up a bit, intersecting more heels into my wardrobe, even though I’ll forever be a sneakerhead.”

Jacquees: “I’m a casual guy, so I wear mostly urban streetwear mixed with high-fashion designers. I like hoodies, sweats, sneakers—things like that.”

His vibe when getting ready:

Jacquees: “It’s game time regardless what I’m getting ready for. I’m big on sports and like, an important game, I’m going to go in every time. My favorite player is Lebron James—the greatest of all time—so I go into it with a Lebron mentality. Getting ready for a show or to party, it don’t matter; it’s game time.”

What she always has in her handbag:

Dreezy: “My bag always has more makeup than anything—I have to be on point at all times. The main items I need are my lip gloss, foundation, and, of course, money. Those are the must-haves. Everything else changes randomly.”

The toughest thing about recording a music video:

Dreezy: “Having patience for it all. Shoot days are long with all the preparation and the execution. It’s all about patience, and that’s the hardest thing to maintain when you want to wrap up the day and still make sure we get the best shots from it for the video.”

The most surreal moment of her career thus far:

Dreezy: “The craziest moment has to be when I was fortunate enough to get in the studio with Kanye West. I went in the studio, and he quickly got me in the booth on the mic. It was crazy! It was our first time meeting, and we ended up going back and forth just spitting bars. It was unexpected, but definitely a dope, surreal moment for me.”

The biggest misconception about her:

Dreezy: “Believe it or not, a lot of people think I walk around with guns and do crazy stuff like rob people. You’d be surprised. I feel like people think me being from Chicago means I’m going to go somewhere, like on set or something, and steal everything. It’s wild that people have actually said that because it’s 100 percent not true.”

What we can expect to see from Jacquees this year:

Jacquees: “Expect a platinum album. I’m working on my next one, Round 2, which will go platinum. My first single from it, ‘Your Peace’ with Lil Baby, is out. Expect to see FYB, my new record label that I’m building. I already have seven artists signed to it. It’s going to be dope.”

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