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Watch! Astro Raps in Cher Lloyd’s New Video for ”Want U Back” [VIDEO]

What happens when you get the two biggest The X Factor wunderkinds from both sides of the pond together on one project? The new video for UK X Factor star Cher Lloyd's thoroughly adorable single "Want U Back," now featuring a guest rap from US X Factor whiz kid Astro!

The clip sees Cher refusing to let go of an ex who's already moved on, pranking her former flame and his new girl all over town through some clever freeze-frame action. But the vid picks up even more when Astro jumps in to offer a verse of his signature laid-back rhymes: "You want me back, we could just be friends/Or try this thing all over again," he raps over the track's bouncy beat.

Like Astro, Cher rose to fame on the UK version of The X Factor by blending hip-hop swag with a clear pop sensibility — and since L.A. Reid has openly committed to making Cher a star in the U.S. by signing her to a major deal and championing her on The X Factor pre-show, the two are perfect collaborators for one another.

Watch the clip below!

Source: Idolator

01.8.2012 / 01:49 AM EDT by Sam Lansky
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