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Behind the Scenes: Tyga’s ‘Wait for a Minute’ Ft. Justin Bieber

Get an intimate look at their ‘time-stopping’ video shoot

Tyga's 'Wait For A Minute' Ft. Justin Bieber, Behind the scenes, video

Rebecca Joelson

Tyga stops time. "The prevailing theme of the song is fame, the overwhelming demand for Justin Bieber and Tyga's time and attention," says director Krista Liney. "This concept explores being famous through the eyes of these artists. Everyone is after them, everyone wants time with them, everyone wants to bask in their spotlight. Every moment of their lives is scheduled, including taking a moment to breathe. They are chased, they are exposed . . . can everyone just wait for a minute?"

Tyga's 'Wait For A Minute' Ft. Justin Bieber, Behind the scenes, video

Rebecca Joelson

Notes

Director Krista Liney gives notes to Tyga and his leading lady. "Visually I wanted to explore both abstract and literal translations of fame," says Liney. The crew "employed some Matrix-inspired 'frozen moment' visual effects to literally stop time, and the rushing in of a paparazzi-filled crowd. Abstract, textural images such as funhouse mirrors and a maze (representing skewed reality and feeling trapped, respectively) are sprinkled throughout."

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