Baby by Me is the official first single from rapper 50 Cent‘s fourth studio album Before I Self Destruct. It was commercially released on September 10, 2009. The song is produced by Polow da Don and written by Ne-Yo and 50 Cent himself. The song contains a sample of “I Get Money” by 50 Cent himself.
The Music video for “Baby By Me” was shot in mid October and features Kelly Rowland as 50 Cent’s Love Interest. 50 ran into the Destiny’s Child co-founding member when he was presenting at the Los Premios MTV 2009 awards show in Los Angeles, and it occurred to him to snag the singer for his video, which was set to roll production just two days later.
This video is great…Chris Robinson came up with a great treatment for it. It’s obvious I wasn’t in a hurry to make the music video until I found the right treatment, the right idea, to bring it to life.
50 said he was dead set on having a celebrity, rather than an unknown model, star as the girl he falls in love with in the video.
I had to find the right person to be my love interest in the music video…I found Kelly. It matches perfectly. The acting in the project is great. I think when people see it, they are gonna be surprised by it.
Ne-Yo, who sings on the hook, shot his part for the video in New York on Saturday, while 50 and Rowland filmed in L.A.