Tag: American Music Awards
The 2001 track is arguably Bounty Killer’s biggest hit to date with massive commercial success. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached the top ten in several countries around the world. But the nude scene played by Adrian Young during a Bounty Killer’s line that says “The way you rock your hips, you know that it amaze me” drove a wedge between the dancehall legend and the pop group.
The scene portrayed Bounty Killer as gay and being a gangster dancehall artist, that didn’t sit well with him. Killer canceled all further performances with the band and get them loose. Turns out that he is still very upset about it. During an interview with Quizz & Macedon last weekend, he opened up about how angry he was when he first saw the video.
“When I saw that naked man in the video I wanted to kill No Doubt literally,” Bounty said. “It caused a big problem, it caused publishing problems, it caused relationship problems, everything broke down because that sh*t wasn’t in the video. It was a two-day shoot in California and Mike Myers shoot the f***ing video and no naked guy was in it, a naked guy has nothing to do with the storyline of the f***ing song. So when I saw it I told them take that sh*t out. Because that sh*t is going to cause me problems in my culture.”
Bounty Killer said that No Doubt agreed to remove Adrian Young young naked scene where he was on gymnastics rings and they agreed but then still released the video with that scene. Killer said his relationship with No Doubt instantly broke down and that resulted in him not performing with the band at the American Music Awards that year.