Rapper Bun B Reveals Why JAY-Z Kicked Him Off the Set of Beyoncé’s ‘Check On It’ Video

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bun B, JAY-Z, Beyoncé

Anyone bear in mind Beyoncé and Slim Thug’s “Check On It?”

The music got here out in December of 2005 and have become an immediate hit, receiving huge radio play and rising all the way in which as much as the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The monitor was bolstered by a music video that includes new vocals from rapper Bun B, the place Beyoncé dances for over three minutes with the fiery ardour that has change into her signature.

Reflecting on the video shoot in a brand new interview, Bun B admitted that there was really a state of affairs that led to him being kicked off by Beyoncé’s then-boyfriend, JAY-Z.

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(L-R) Bun B, JAY-Z, Beyoncé | Chance Yeh/Getty Images North America; George Pimentel/Getty Images North America; John Shearer/Getty Images North America

Why JAY-Z allegedly kicked Bun B off the ‘Check On It’ video set

In a latest episode of The Nostalgia Mixtape podcast, Bun B implied that JAY-Z may not have been snug with different males across the singer, particularly due to what she was carrying.

In the video, Beyoncé sports activities a number of flirty numbers, together with a scorching pink leotard; a body-hugging crop prime with an identical mini skirt; and a pink go well with with a plunging neckline. The video adopted an all-pink theme in promotion of Beyoncé’s 2006 film The Pink Panther.

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Bun B’s feedback about being kicked off the set of the ‘Check On It’ video

Detailing the expertise, Bun B started: “We’re on the set and we’re filming the video, and if you look at the video, there’s a lot of kind of skimpy outfits. Queenie [Bun B’s wife] is there also, so it’s not like I’m there salivating over another woman. But we’re like, ‘Whoa, this is crazy. Beyoncé’s dancing in this short skirt and she’s dancing in like a bikini,’ type of thing, you know.”

“I think this is the scene with the chair, so it’s like her and several other girls and they all have these short skirts on and they’re all dancing seductively on the chair,” he went on. “They’ve got a leg up on the chair so you can kind of see some thigh and maybe a little bit of butt if you’re staring hard enough.”

“And JAY-Z calls and talks to one of her assistants,” Bun B continued. “If I had to guess it would’ve been her cousin Angie [Beyince] that he would’ve talked to because Angie has always been a right hand to Beyoncé. He’s like, ‘Yeah how’s the video going, what’s going good, are the guys there?’ All the guys that are with us are the only men there. Well, let me say this: there were other men there, but they weren’t straight.”

After studying that different guys have been there, in keeping with Bun B, JAY-Z grew uncomfortable and allegedly requested Beyoncé’s crew to have them go away the room.

“So they immediately come over to us and they kick all of us out to our dressing rooms and we’re told to stay there until we have to shoot. We’re not allowed to watch Beyoncé dance anymore,” he added.

Apparently, Beyoncé later apologized

After a while, Beyoncé came to visit and apologized for JAY-Z’s alleged actions, in keeping with Bun B, who first labored with the rapper on 2000’s “Big Pimpin.’”

“‘I’m so sorry you guys had to leave the room but Jay’s not comfortable,’” he remembered her saying. “And we’re all like, ‘We understand fully, that’s no problem, we’re happy to be here.’”

Beyoncé went on to marry JAY-Z in a secret ceremony in 2008 after six years of relationship. Together, they’re dad and mom to a few kids: daughter Blue Ivy, 8, and twins Sir and Rumi, 3.

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