One of the extras at Pharrell's music video shoot were cut yesterday. No, not that kind of cut. Cut as in sliced clean to the artery. "They hired a few dozen club kids as extras for $50 a piece, and this fight erupted between two over a woman," says a spy from Page Six, "One sliced the other's arm with a broken champagne glass, and blood was spurting from his artery. Kids were running and screaming from the room." Too bad the video's stars Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson weren't there earlier to catch a much-needed dose of reality.
The filming for N.E.R.D.'s new song took place at The Madison, the Flatiron club formerly known as Eugene, which was well known for its frequent outbursts of violence spilling onto the street. Perhaps they should have brought the production a few doors down to Jay-z's 40/40 where he's successfully kept the establishment "violence-free" since opening a few years ago.
To add insult to injury, it turns out one of the other extras is a convicted felon due back to the big house in August. He somehow slipped into the club without the producers' knowledge.
But what could bring LiLo, Samantha, and this unsavory crowd to the same shoot? Illicit drugs, of course. The video was for N.E.R.D.'s new song, "Everybody Nose," which is about girls waiting in line to do coke in a club bathroom.