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Model @LolaChel_ Talks About Starring As A "Sage" In @LilTunechi and @xxxtentacion "Don't Cry" Video ๐ŸŽฅ

Model @LolaChel_ Talks About Starring As A "Sage" In @LilTunechi and @xxxtentacion "Don't Cry" Video ๐ŸŽฅ

Jason: So, whatโ€™s your background and how did you land the part in โ€œDonโ€™t Cry?

Lola: I am a model down here in South Florida. Bel from Latin Model Miami booked me for the shoot, after another model I work with couldnโ€™t do the video, and voila, I was there!

Jason: Nice! Well, the video turned out really beautiful. Thereโ€™s even live animals in it! What was it like filming it? It was a little bit different because there were so few people in it, compared to most rap videos.

Lola: We shot it down in South Broward County, it was like a warehouse area. And yes, there was a live camel, I think his name was Sunny, he was amazing! But yeah, being on set with Lil Wayne was amazing. I donโ€™t usually shoot videos, and it was definitely different than I thought it would be. I thought I would mainly be in B-roll or pickup shots, stuff like that. I had no idea I was going to be on with Wayne, so itโ€™s crazy where you end up sometimes. It took about 20-minutes to film the Bumbu Rum scene. The crew also has to come in a scrape away all of the foot prints every couple minutes. You get to see the production on a whole new level. I didnโ€™t even want to tell anybody about it, I just waited until it was out.

Jason: Yeah, itโ€™s certainly one of those a once in a lifetime type of moments, and as you mentioned, it was all basically kept under wraps as a surprise for XXXTentacionโ€™s birthday. What was it like when you saw the final version? You guys are in this Dubai desert, afterlife type of environment. Itโ€™s pretty crazy.

Lola: I was astounded! I had no idea I would have that type of screen time and recognition. I just could not believe it. And even though XXX couldnโ€™t physically be in the video, it was very artistic, and something people could connect with. Also, what they were able to do with the green-screen was phenomenal. If you saw the original set, you wouldn't even believe it. They did amazing.

Jason: The final product turned out amazing, especially the way they were able to integrate X as well as they could with the body double and footage. Between that and Wayneโ€™s lyrics, it was great the way they were able to weave it all together. With you two, the Gypsies, it reminded of what I guess heaven would look like. What did you envision your role as?

Lola: Well, before I shot the video, I had listened to โ€œTha Carter Vโ€ and โ€œDonโ€™t Cryโ€ and understood the magnitude of the storyline. I initially connected my role to the line โ€œA Garden of Eden with a bunch of Eves,โ€ so I thought thatโ€™s what I was there for. That one line. So, when it became more of this fantasy, post-apocalyptic world, it felt more like this storytelling vibe as opposed to a set up to this one line I thought I would be a part of. Since it became a much larger role, I felt like we were just like the only other people on this imaginary planet with Wayne. Totally different than I originally thought.

Jason: Definitely and it now has over 13 million views in just over 5 days, so the fans definitely have connected with it. What are your final thoughts on the video?

Lola: I think this is something that will not only add to the collection of Lil Wayneโ€™s amazing videos, but has earned a spot amongst Xโ€™s videography. Even though he isnโ€™t with us anymore, I think they certainly did him justice in representing him and for it to rank up there within Xโ€™s collection.

Jason: Yes, it was definitely a great tribute for someone who we lost too soon. Thank you for time and good luck with your career!

Elegant Magazine Feb. 2019

Elegant Magazine Feb. 2019

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