Video Premiere: T.I. Featuring Cee Lo Green, ‘Hello’

T.I. is lost and trying to piece together why in his new video, "Hello."

T.I. gets lost in the desert in his “Hello” video.

T.I. is becoming quite the actor! OK, yeah, he’s appeared in actual films like “Identity Thief” and “Takers,” but we’re starting to think that maybe his taste for movie star roles has snuck into his music. That seems to be the case in his new video, “Hello,” from his latest album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head. With a little help from Cee Lo Green on vocals, T.I. wakes up in the clip dusty and musty on a dirt-side road, trying to piece together what brought him there in the first place. Ugh, been there Tip. If we had a nickel for every time we woke up in a ditch, we’d have… you know what? Not important.

Watch T.I. featuring Cee Lo Green’s “Hello” video after the jump.

Directed by Marc Klasfeld, “Hello” opens with narration by T.I. while a camera zooms dramatically over an arid, country landscape. Waking up with his nice hat all bent and dirty, T.I. looks around and tries to figure out where he is and how he got there. (Wait… this isn’t another trailer for “The Hangover III,” right?)

Fortunately, “Hello” flashes back to what actually happened to Tip — apparently this “lost in the desert” situation includes fun with face paint, a stolen car, and WAY too much moonshine. But T.I. isn’t entirely to blame. Any dude could have easily been lured away by a super sexy woman on the side of the road. So, what have we learned from T.I.’s highly cinematic tale? Well, for one, NEVER pick up hitchhikers, no matter how FOINE they are. Even if they look like One Direction. OK maybe if… NO. Never.

+ Watch T.I. featuring Cee Lo Green’s “Hello” video.

Photo credit: Atlantic Records