As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, today critically acclaimed rapper and songwriter/producer Belly shares a dance concept video for his track, “Ballerina.” The stunning and fashion-forward performance features dancer Lil Buck (known for a long history of work with Madonna) and acclaimed ballerina Jessica Keller. The fashions featured in the video were designed by Marco Marco and Ashton Michael. Marco Marco’s fashion designs have frequently appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” while Ashton Michael has designed costuming for the likes of Cher and Nicki Minaj, and has made appearances on “RuPaul’s Drag U” and “America’s Next Top Model.”
“Ballerina” is taken from Belly’s Another Day In Paradise mixtape. The project features Belly’s masterful songwriting smarts and signature dark production, with features by Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott, Juicy J, Wacka Flacka, B-Real and Starrah. Recently, Belly shared the video for the mixtape’s “You” featuring Kehlani. Over the past several years, Belly has quickly made a name for himself as one of the most exciting and promising rising artists. Belly is a recording artist and songwriter/producer whose discography outside of his own projects includes penned records for a wide variety of A-list musical acts (notably, fellow Canadian, The Weeknd). Most recently, Belly co-wrote Beyoncé’s “6 Inch” featuring The Weeknd. The song is taken from her critically lauded visual album Lemonade, which was recently nominated for four Emmy awards. Belly himself was just honored with the “Songwriter of The Year” award at the 2016 SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) Awards for his significant and outstanding contributions to popular music over the past year.