US Weekly was on the set of T.I. and Rihanna‘s new video for “Live Your Life,” which is currently the #1 single in the United States.

It’s good to be T.I. again. After an arrest last year, the hip-hop star, 28, is taking charge of his life. He claimed two #1 spots on the charts – for his CD Paper Trail and single “Live Your Life,” featuring pop princess Rihanna, 19. US went behind the scenes for an exclusive look at the spot, premiering the last week of October.

The part-time actor (he had a role in American Gangster) plays two characters: himself as a successful artist and his street thug alter ego, T.I.P. The most memorable scene? “I get beat up!” he tells US.

T.I. made his own sandwiches from deli meat and gulped Starbucks caramel macchiatos!

While Rihanna got glam, boyfriend Chris Brown, 19, engaged in an impromptu on-set dance battle with a crew member.

During a dance scene, T.I. accidentally hit Rihanna. No diva antics for her: “She just laughed, rubbed her face and rejoined the singing,” an onlooker reports.

Chris Brown needs to chill with the random dancing. It’s getting kind of weird…

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