The official music video for the song was directed by Christopher Erskin. It takes place in a movie theater. It starts with Missy Elliott's voice coming first, then leads into Mocha's rap verse with Nicole standing beside her. Later, in another room, Nicole and her dancers are dancing to the music while Nicole is singing. Cameo appearances are made by Aaliyah, Playa, Ginuwine, Timbaland and Magoo. The video finishes with them singing the rest of the song and Nicole's dancers.
"Make It Hot" reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks, #5 on the Top 40 Mainstream, #6 on the Rhythmic Top 40, and #40 on the Top 40 Tracks. The song also hit #22 on the UK charts.