Nicki and Alyssah Milano have teamed up with a bunch of their fellow beach-bunnies, Nicki’s band, and a local radio station to film an episode of their new music video for their song “Alyssah’s Summer.”
The video has already been viewed more than 10 million times, according to a Buzzfeed article.
Nicki says she’s excited about being part of this project, which she describes as a collaboration with the entire community.
“I think it’s really important to have these projects and the experiences that we have as teenagers, whether that’s as the mom of three kids or the mom that works in the field, that’s what I want to contribute to,” she said.
“I think that the community has grown in terms of the way they are accepting, that they are supportive of other teenagers.”
The video features Alyssas Summer, who has been battling cancer.
In the video, she is dressed as a beach bum and performs some raunchy songs while surfing.
Nickie and the boys, however, don’t have the time to play with beach toys and play beach games.
Instead, they spend the time with Nicki, Alyssahs Summer, and the kids.
“It’s really great to see that the kids in this video are so happy, that the beach is so amazing, and that these kids are having fun,” Nicki said.
“That’s why we are here.
And I’m just so proud of them.
I want them to feel that, too.”
Alyssas is not only battling cancer, but is also a huge fan of the beach.
She said she has grown to love the way the ocean feels and the music.
“We’re like the kids that don’t get to wear our clothes,” she told Buzzfeed.
“We don’t know what we’re gonna wear.
We don’t go to the beach, and it’s just so amazing to be able to come and hang out with them.
They’re like, ‘Yo, you gotta come and visit us.
We’re so happy to see you.
We wanna see you, baby!'”
Nicki said she and the girls have already seen some of the backlash to their video.
“People have been saying, ‘Why would you guys want to make a video about cancer?
You can’t have cancer on the beach,'” Nicki explained.
“And I think that’s true.
I think it would be really sad to me to have to live in a world where we can’t go outside.
We can’t come out, we can only go inside.
It’s just a shame.”
The girls hope their video inspires others to go outside and celebrate the beach and its amazing life.
“To see people go outside, I think makes me feel better,” Nickie said.