R&B songstress Demetria McKinney releases her new video for her current hit ballad “Trade It All” set to premiere today. The video was directed by famed photographer Derek Blanks and features RHOA fellow cast mates and timeless beauties Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan. This sultry video also co-stars Americas Next Top Model Cycle 21 Winner Keith Carlos as McKinney’s love interest.
Demetria with friends and castmates Cynthia Bailey & Claudia Jordan
Regarding the inspiration of the song and video, Demetria had this to say, “The song is about what we would give up for love. I wanted the video to reflect what is going on in my relationship and my real life which now blurs the line between entertainment and reality. I had to feature my cast mates Cynthia and Claudia because we are genuinely friends on and off the screen.”
McKinney is widely known for her role as “Janine Payne” on the hit TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” which has taped over 254 episodes and received five NAACP Image Awards for Best Sitcom. She can currently be seen in a recurring role on ABC Family’s “Devious Maids. McKinney also co-stars on TV One’s hit sitcom “The Rickey Smiley Show.”
Even though her acting career keeps her very busy, Demetria always makes time for her first love: music. Over the past few years she has recorded and performed with artists such as Musiq Soulchild and Anthony David. She recently opened for R. Kelly and Frankie Beverly and has been added to this years Funk Fest tour.
The beautifully gut wrenching ballad “Trade It All” is currently climbing to the top of the Urban AC charts. Demetria’s last single was the club and radio hit single titled “100.” which skyrocketed to #4 and is currently in the top 50 on the iTunes R & B charts. “100” is a hip hop infused women’s anthem featuring one of the rap genre’s first ladies – Da Brat.
Check out the video below!