Believe The Hype: Guess How Badly These Artists Broke Their Banks To Make Your Favorite Videos

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Did You Know, Entertainment, For Your Information
collage of some of the most expensive music videos in history We can't believe how much these artists spent to make your favorite videos! We knew videos like "Thriller" and "Stronger" cost a lot to make, but until Black Enterprise broke down the facts and figures on the most expensive videos by black artists we didn't know just how bad it was. Some of these folks are repeat offenders too. It's no wonder Hammer and TLC became bankrupt, MJ went so deeply into debt and that Kanye has to work two jobs (as producer as well as artist). After seeing the pricetags on some of their videos we can't say we're surprised. Which video do YOU think cost the most? And who are you shocked to discover isn't on this list? Keep clicking to find out!
Michael Jackson Thriller video Artist/Song/Year: Michael Jackson “Thriller” (1984) Director: John Landis Cost: $500,000
Kanye West Touch The Sky Artist/Song/Year:Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco “Touch the Sky” (2006) Director: Chris Milk Cost: Approximately $1,000,000
Kanye West Stronger Artist/Song/Year: Kanye West “Stronger” (2007) Director: Hype Williams Cost: An estimated $1.2 million
Michael Jackson Remember The Time Artist/Song/Year: Michael Jackson “Remember the Time” (1992) Director: John Singleton Cost: Estimated $1.2 million
MC Hammer Here Comes The Hammer Artist/Song/Year: MC Hammer “Here Comes the Hammer” (1991) Cost: Estimated $1.3 million
michael jackson black or white Artist/Song/Video: Michael Jackson “Black or White” (1991) Director: John Landis Cost: Estimated $1.5 million
Blackstreet video Artist/Song/Year: BLACKStreet feat. Janet Jackson, Ja Rule & Eve “Girlfriend/Boyfriend” (1999) Cost: Estimated $1.5 million
TLC UnPretty video Artist/Song/Year: TLC “Unpretty” (1999) Director: Paul Hunter Cost: Estimated $1.6 million
Missy Elliott She's A B**** Artist/Song/Year Missy Elliott “She’s a B****” (1999) Director: Hype Williams Cost: Almost $2 million
Will Smith Miami Artist/Song/Year: Will Smith “Miami” (1998) Director: Wayne Isham Cost: $2 million
Michael Jackson Bad Artist/Song/Year: Michael Jackson "Bad" Director: Martin Scorcese Cost: Estimated $2.2 million
Busta Rhymes Janet Jackson What's It Gonna Be Artist/Song/Year: Busta Rhymes feat. Janet Jackson “What’s it Gonna Be?!” (1999) Director: Hype Williams Cost: Reported $2.4 million
Mariah Carey Heartbreaker Artist/Song/Year:Mariah Carey feat. Jay-Z “Heartbreaker” (1999) Director: Brett Ratner Cost: Over $2.5 Million
MC Hammer 2 Legit 2 Quit video Artist/Song/Year MC Hammer "Too Legit to Quit" (1991) Director: Rupert Wainwright Cost:$2.5 million
Diddy Victory Artist/Song/Year: Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes “Victory” (1998) Director: Marcus Nispel Cost: $2.7 million
Scream Janet Jackson Michael Jackson Artist/Song/Year: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson “Scream” (1995) Director: Marc Romanek Cost: $7 million

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