Nicki Minaj and Will.I.Am are becoming cartoonish in the video for “Check It Out.”
The always-animated Nicki is never one to shy away from a flashy, futuristic presentation—and neither is Will! Put them together, and fans can expect something larger-than-life in the video for “Check It Out.”
“You can expect to see a bunch of flyness as far as the outfits,” Will told MTV News. “When I say ‘flyness,’ I’m talking about Nicki’s outfits.”
We only got a peek at a couple of the FeMC’s looks for the video, including a skintight bodysuit and a big blue headdress, and it would be too much on anyone but her (or Lady GaGa).
Will, on the other hand, is wearing the same costume he rocked at the MTV Video Music Awards this year—including the helmet. But he opted to skip on the black facepaint, a look that made him the target of public scrutiny for the rest of the week.
The set for “Check It Out” may not look like much right now, but according to Nicki, the finished product will put her right in the middle of Tokyo 2115!
“We’re doing almost, like, an ode to Japanese culture and Japanese anime,” said. “I’m obviously a big fan, and I’ve joined forces with the only boy that I know that’s also able to capture that culture.”
— Sonya Eskridge