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Chris Brown, Usher & Rick Ross Spark a ‘New Flame’ in Video: Watch

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(Frank Micelotta/ RCA Records)

(Frank Micelotta/ RCA Records)

By Marissa G. Muller

When Chris Brown and Usher are involved, you know there’s going to be dancing.

But there’s a surrealist twist in the video for Brown’s newest single “New Flame.”

Related: Chris Brown Tries His Hand at ‘Stay With Me,’ with New Lyrics: Listen

Set in the clouds, the video aesthetic looks like what could be a René Magritte painting — or, at least, the leftover set from The Truman Show. Staircases lead to nowhere and are all-white, Usher dances atop a white platform in the sky and Brown twirls on top of water with an umbrella.

Elsewhere, everyone wears all white — except for presumably their new flame, who’s cloaked in red with a scarf over her face, and Rick Ross magically emerges at the end on a throne — surrounded by white bikini-clad ladies, of course.

Brown and Usher also hit the beach for a dance routine in front of a burning X. It wouldn’t be a video for a song with “Flame” in its title unless there was a little fire — plus, the burning structure doubles as promotion for Brown’s upcoming album X

is out September 16.

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