B.o.B. and Hayley Williams' "Airplanes" video debuted on iTunes this week, and the clip finds both stars reflecting on the pitfalls of celebrity.
Video: B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams, "Airplanes"
"I could use a dream, or a genie or a wish, to go back to a place much simpler than this," B.o.B. rhymes, as he stands in front of a crowd of people partying. The throng fades to the background, though, and it's clear that like his fellow hip-hop newcomer Drake, B.o.B. feels his fame and success comes at a cost.
Williams, meanwhile, sings her longing hook ("I could really use a wish right now, wish right now)" amidst swirling constellations and lasers and her face comes to life in old photographs, creating a striking visual that's hard not to read in light of her recent photo scandal).
Though Paramore frontwoman and the Atlanta rapper shot their scenes separately, their isolation just adds to the cloud of loneliness that looms over "Airplanes."