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Estelle’s “Freak” Music Video Premiere

March 3, 2010

Estelle finally premiered the video treatment for her new David Guetta-produced single, Freak featuring Kardinal Offishall earlier today. From the eye-popping graphics to her makeup courtesy of AJ Crimson to her funky wardrobe, Estelle essentially held it down for a strong follow-up to her best-selling 2008 American-debut record Shine.

estelle freak


As for the negative hype surrounding Estelle or her makeup artist’s choice of using Blackface/darker makeup – I mean who am I to judge? Was it done in poor taste? Wrong makeup move? Folks are too sensitive? Maybe makeup was done to support the song title, Freak??? Estelle has since spoke out against her critics via MTV News

“I think they need to wait to see the clip. I could defend myself, but it’s just silly,” Estelle said of the comments. “I’m black, so how do I do blackface? Missy did the same thing [with her video] “She’s a Bitch.” I refuse to defend it, I didn’t put any white ring around my mouth — never that.”

Doesn’t this song make you want to get up and dance? By the way Essence magazine celebrity blogger Iman co-signed Estelle’s new sound. Estelle’s sound is a unique blend of hip-hop, pop, reggae and soul–throw in her special voice and swagger, and it kills. “Freak,” the single from her new CD “All of Me,” is a sign of even more hotness to come. Click on the Alvaro-created illustration below to access the Iman/Estelle interview. Estelle’s upcoming album, All Of Me, drops soon off Atlantic Records/John Legend’s record label, Homeschool Records!

Iman Estelle Alvaro


photo credits: Alvaro//Atlantic Records


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