Calling all members of the Rhythm Nation: Janet Jackson was seen filming a music video in Williamsburg yesterday, and the shoot continued today with none other than Daddy Yankee.
Around 4pm, we spotted the reggaeton star, of “Gasolina” and “Despacito” fame, busting moves with some colorfully attired dancers in East River Bar’s patio. (Fun fact: Daddy Yankee’s demands for mas gasolina may or may not be why Trump is considering tapping the U.S. oil reserve.) The shoot took over an entire block of South 6th Street, between Bedford and Berry, where there was a heavy police presence. The security guard who chased us off for taking the above photo said he couldn’t say what was going on, citing a non-disclosure agreement. Another crew member confirmed it was day two of the Janet Jackson shoot; he said he didn’t think the Queen of Pop was on set today but wasn’t sure.
Billboard revealed in May that Jackson was “recording new songs for an as-yet-unannounced release.” But don’t head to North 6th Street in hopes of getting an early listen; there was no music playing during the shot we witnessed.
Correction: This post was revised to correct the location of the shoot.