By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris joined forces to celebrate the American Music Awards’ 40th birthday with their song “Everyday Birthday.” The onstage party featured choreographed dancers, flashing lights and plenty of high-energy. Despite dapper Luda and Swizz, Chris Brown stole the show with his shirtless antics and fancy footwork.
“I’m diggin this new Swizz Beatz ft. Chris Brown & Luda.. Every days your BDay so hit the floor!” said one fan while another laughed “I’m not complaining about Chris Brown stripping…but Luda looks so much better in his suit! #classy.”
“Every day is your birthday/ Now hit the floor,” Swizz chants in the rambunctious song. For the track’s instrumental, Swizz uses Quincy Jones’ theme for the 1960s television police drama “Ironside” as inspiration. That and a pounding bass drum is enough to set a rapping Chris Brown off as he spits: “Whatchu think you doin’ in here/ Girl, I got 100 bottles of that rosé/ Hoes, they always be in my ear.”
Other hip-hop artists who took the stage at the AMAs tonight include Nicki Minaj as a multiple performer and Tyga, Drake and Will.i.am who were in the house.