Although she's not a featured artist in his track, Miley Cyrus takes over Big Sean's "Fire" music video, with only a burning photo of the rapper sparsely inserted within the clip. In what feels like a photo shoot for a magazine spread, Cyrus makes like a model in the three-minute visuals, parading different looks broken only in between by exploding images of peach and white roses and close-up shots of Cyrus that turn into a sparkling, multi-colored figure.
Cyrus works the camera in a bra top holding a transparent coat over her shoulder in the black-and-white scenes while on the colored footage, she wears a neutral-shaded mid-riff with white denim shorts and sexy high heels, flaunting her long legs. In another shot, she sports a sexy black leather top with black fur wrapped around her face as she lies down on her back.
In a series of tweets on Friday, August 2, Big Sean explained why he cast Cyrus for his new music video and why she's not doing any of her notorious twerking in it. "I got Miley Cyrus for this video because she's somebody who's had a personal evolution as a lot of us have had," wrote the MC, saying Cyrus "did a great job as a metaphor for strong women" of being strong in the face of problems "in the end remaining as elegant as a rose."
In an interview, Big Sean revealed how he wanted people to see Cyrus outside of all the crazy twerking. "People looking at her like she's twerking and all this stuff, but she's an awesome person," and hopefully the video would be able to show just "how elegant she can be," he said.
Big Sean's "Fire" music video