Black Sweat is a Prince video released for broadcast and to promote the single. The video was included in an enhanced part of the single.
The video was directed Sanaa Hamri and filmed at Prince's rented house on Sierra Alta Way (3121) on 21 January 2006. Some photos of the shoot were posted on the NPGMC website while it was happening.
Black Sweat is the second video shot in black and white (after Girls & Boys). It features only Prince, dancer Celestina Aladekoba and DJ Rashida. There are some touches of humor when Prince shows his insensitivity to the suggestive dances of Celestina and also a reference to a scene from Kiss when he makes a disgusted expression when she shouts "like a white lady".
Of note, Prince reads (a fictitious or ultimately unreleased issue of) the 3121 Newsletter with Támar Davis on the cover (see trivia). The shooting took place the day after the first show of a 13-date tour with her.