The singer, 25, revealed his plans at Monday’s season finale of So You Think You Can Dance, on which he serves as judge.
“It will be a lot of dancing. I’m excited about that and she is too,” Derulo said of the clip for “Try Me,” his duet with Lopez. “I don’t think we’ve seen J.Lo dance with a guy since she danced with Diddy like 10 years ago. But this will be a lot different. It’s very conceptual. There are going to be a lot of dancers. It will be a very sexy video.”
With its tropical house rhythm, the third single from his album Everything Is 4 takes you straight to the Caribbean. Keeping with the island theme, Derulo is ready to show skin in the clip.
“I’m in the gym twice a day,” he admitted. “If I took off my shirt, you guys might be a little impressed.”
Even though Derulo is trying to keep the details under wraps, he was sure to point out that muscles are actually integral to the plot.
“I will be shirtless,” he said with a grin and laugh. “It’s in the concept; the guys have to be really strong. You will understand when you actually see [the video]. It’s a competition of some sort.”
When asked if his friends are jealous he gets to dance with Lopez, Derulo couldn’t help but chuckle and say “the whole world will be jealous.”
• Reporting by CHRISTINA DUGAN