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Taylor Swift and B.o.B. appear in a still from the rappers Both of Us music video. - Provided courtesy of WMG

Taylor Swift and rapper B.o.B. collaborate on 'Both Of Us' music video

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06/27/2012 by Olivia Allin

Taylor Swift is featured on B.o.B.'s powerful new single, "Both Of Us" and stars opposite the rapper in the new music video.

The song is featured on his second studio album, "Strange Clouds," which was released on May 1. Swift told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards that she is "obsessed" with B.o.B's new record, adding: "Getting to collaborate on a hip hop track was really, really fun for me."

B.o.B., whose birth name is Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., and Swift filmed the music video in Nashville's gritty outskirts. The video, which was directed by Jake Nava, showcases a pool hall, dusty train tracks and some of the Tennessee's poorer neighborhoods.

The song sold 143,000 copies in its first week and debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

Swift has not announced the names or release dates of her next single and new album, which she has been working on for the past two years. Her most recent and third studio album, "Speak Now," has sold at least 4 million copies in the United States.

"It's getting to the last phases of now picking the songs," she told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the Billboard Awards, regarding her new record.

"I hope that every time I put out something new it becomes a different version of myself, because musically, you have to evolve," she added. "You have to try new things. I would get so stuck if I just kept doing the same things over and over again. I've really loved working with new collaborators and things like that."

Swift was honored with the award for "Woman of the Year" at the Billboard Music Awards. Check out a full list of winners here.

Swift demonstrated her own rapping skills in February 2011, performing several lines from Nicki Minaj's song "Super Bass" while visiting Nashville radio station WRVW, or 107.5. FM The River. She also covered Eminem's "Lose Yourself" at an August 2011 concert in Michigan.

She performed with rapper T.I., who made a surprise appearance at the country star's Atlanta concert in October.

Watch B.o.B's "Both of Us" music video featuring Taylor Swift below.

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