Just hours after DJ Khaled announced that he planned to give the proceeds his Nipsey Hussle-assisted single to the slain rapper’s children, we have a sneak peek at the pair on the set their music video. The track “Higher” will be featured on Khaled’s forthcoming Father Asahd album that drops this Friday and features both Nipsey and John Legend. Shortly after Nipsey was murdered, Legend tweeted about working with the rapper on set just days prior.
“RIP Nipsey,” Legend tweeted. “I just spent Thursday with him filming a video for a beautiful new song we created with Khaled. We filmed in Inglewood, close to where he grew up. He was so gifted, so proud his home, so invested in his community. Utterly stunned that he’s gone so soon.”
Now, TMZ has obtained behind-the-scenes footage the trio filming the music video. Hydraulic lowriders bounced alongside the three men as Legend sat behind a piano and the late rapper was decked out in his Nipsey Blue ‘fit. On Thursday, Khaled shared a bit about the loss his friend and their last collaboration on Instagram.
“Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years,” Khaled wrote. “It began when a tragedy robbed the world an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend, Nipsey Hussle. Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called ‘Higher.’ After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with the world.”
“The very title the song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher’ level was the essence Nipsey’s soul,” he continued. “It is in the spirit, moving forward preserving his mission that I, my co-writers, producers, and label partners are donating 100% all our proceeds from ‘Higher’ to Nipsey’s children, Emani and Kross. The Marathon Continues. With love, Khaled Khaled.”