will.i.am releases music video shot on Coronation Street set
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 April 2017
will.i.am has shared his video for 'Fiyah' which features the set of 'Coronation Street'
will.i.am has released his music video for 'Fiyah' filmed on the 'Coronation Street' set.
The Black Eyed Peas star went to Manchester on March 14 to shoot scenes at the British soap's famous pub, the Rovers Return, and has now dropped the promo for his new single - inspired by the word he made up, 'Fiyah', which he regularly uses on 'The Voice UK' - which he made "in appreciation of British culture".
Sharing the video on his Twitter account, he wrote: "In appreciation of #BritishCulture Check out my video for #FIYAH filmed at #coronationstreet @itvcorrie (sic)"
The lyrics include a line about spending £150,000 on drinks at the pub.
He says: "Spend a hundred-fifty grand in here."
It also features singer India Love, who can be seen playing on the slot machines.
As well as the Rovers, Nick Tilsley's [Ben Price] Bistro and Norris Cole's [Malcolm Hebden] Kabin newsagents are shown.
When will filmed the scenes he caused "chaos" with around 20 dancers dressed as clones and lots of "fire and explosion".
The 'Scream and Shout' hitmaker even got the "seal of approval" from legendary 'Corrie' star Beverley Callard, who plays Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald on the show.
An insider close to the ITV previously revealed: "After much persuading of producers, and the seal of approval from 'Corrie' veteran Bev Callard he wangled his way on to the set. It's going to be chaos - loads of special effects on the cobbles and in the pub. will wants as much fire and explosion as the set can handle.
"They are even booting out the actors and crew early from filming so will's 20 dancers can rehearse.
"It's a complete nightmare and 'Corrie' producers are hoping the Street comes out of it unscathed."
Speaking about her meeting with the 41-year-old star recently, Beverley said: "will.i.am told us he does want to film his new video in the Rovers.
"He has said he is very keen but just needs to find a suitable time. He said we can all join in. We're all so excited."