The heyday of music videos featured a slew of different situations and stories that filled the halls of MTV’s Times Square studios from all genres. Nelly had his fair share of iconic videos before he decided to team up with Tim McGraw and ignore the IRS for a few years. He didn’t always go for the storylines, probably at their peak with any single released by R. Kelly, usually opting to go for a more “party” vibe. This could be the block party street sweeping — without the killing — from the “Country Grammar” video, the club dominance from the “Hot In Here” video, or your Miami invasion with P. Diddy in the “Shake Ya Tailfeather” video. I could have no clue what I’m talking about, but these videos were popular without trying too hard.
Then we come to the “Dilemma” music video, a production featuring former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and some texting habits that should be questionable for anybody. There’s a cross street love story, some yelling by Patti Labelle — sans her Sweet Potato Pie — and the moment below that made a return on the internet back in 2014: