*As previously reported, Chris Brown announced his new single “They Don’t Know” during the BET Awards 2013 press conference on Tuesday, revealing that the track features never-before-heard vocals from late R&B singer Aaliyah.
The 24-year-old also said he shot the video for the song in Los Angeles last weekend, with hopes that his chosen location will unite people from various backgrounds.
“I shot it in the hood. I went to 60th Street and Cedar Block,” he said. “[I’m] bringing both worlds together and trying to uplift the poverty side of the community and show them where I’m from. I’m from Virginia, but everybody comes from a broken home or being broke – I remember when I was.”
Aaliyah is just one of many artists to feature on his unreleased album, which is due in July. Other big names to lend their vocals include Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, in addition to production by Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danja and Drumma Boy.
Brown’s use of Aaliyah’s vocals comes after his rival Drake sampled her voice in his track “Enough Said,” which many listeners accused of being a dis record aimed at Chris.