The Daily Telegraph
October 7, 2015
Salim Mehajer speaks out
US rap artist Bow Wow has released his latest single, the video clip for which was shot at the mansion of Auburn council’s deputy mayor Salim Mehajer.
Too Real, a collaboration with Australian hip hop and RnBass producer DJ Willi, features the marble staircase of Mehajer’s mansion, adorned with curvy women.
Its glass balustrade resembles the glamour-type staircases that might be found at The Star casino, complete with interior lighting in each marble stair riser.
Mehajer’s white Ferrari also features prominently in the clip and is driven by Bow Wow, otherwise known as Shad Gregory Moss, 28, around the Opera House. It was the car, say sources, that brought Mehajer and Bow Wow into contact after the DJ’s entourage started making inquiries about the hire of an “exotic car” for the video.
“We wanted to get an exotic car into the video and he (Mehajer) offered and asked if we wanted to come to the house and use it for the clip too,” DJ Willi has confirmed.
Bow Wow has said — rap style — the idea of making Too Real and shooting its clip in Sydney came during his fourth trip to “Aussie” and went something like this:
“I was doing a lot of partying, a lot of clubs, a lot of crazy nights over here in Australia and one night Crazy Willi had the studio and the deck and played a couple of beats and sh** ... and I was like Damn! I could do something to these …
“He took me to the studio and next thing you know we had a hit and it was like Damn Dog! before I leave, like my last night, let’s just shoot a video you know. Let’s knock it out because like I’m gonna go back to shooting CSI. So I ain’t really had no time to shoot no videos or no shit like that.
“All it takes is one call, that’s it. We ain’t stalling for nothing. One call, my man Willi. I need to shoot this video, my man made it happen.”
Happy with the result, which includes crowd shots of gorgeous, exotic-looking Sydney women, though not, apparently, the new Mrs Mehajer, Wow crowed: “All my fans are gonna love this sh*t.”