Watch Naya Rivera in B2K’s “Why I Love You” Music Video!
Earlier today, June 17, we told you about Naya Rivera’s (Santana) dramatic transformation from her pre-Glee days to now, and now we’ve gone back into the vault to see what else we can find from the 27-year old’s past. Spoiler alert: We hit the jackpot!
As some of you may remember, Naya appeared in B2K’s music video for their tune, “Why I Love You.” The video was released back in 2002 and features a young Naya playing the love interest of one of B2K’s members. She’s fresh-faced and definitely pre-Glee — you can even see that mole we told you about earlier, which has since been removed. But her trademark smile is still there, and even though her hair looks darker than it is now, that’s definitely our Santana underneath.
The attire is very early 2000s — keep an eye out for Naya in a spaghetti-strap tank and bellbottoms — but we can totally see why she was the perfect choice to play the object of B2K’s affection. You also may remember that Naya’s isn’t the only famous face in the video. Singer Jhene Aiko also has a cameo in the vid, and you can first see her around the 1:30 mark. Let’s also not forget that Omarion was also a member of B2K way back when.
Ugh, can we just call it a day and go back to 2002?!
When the song was released over ten years ago it charted at No. 73 on the Billboard 100 and broke the top 20 on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it all the way up to No. 19.
Check out Naya in the “Why I Love You” music video below and be sure to tell us what you think!