Will.i.am And Nicki Minaj Double Up In Their “Check It Out” Video

Becky Bain | October 25, 2010 6:27 pm

A futuristic (and stylish) audience observes will.i.am and Nicki Minaj (and all their sets of doubles) in the video for their Buggles-sampling dance track,”Check It Out“, from the BET Hip-Hop Award winner‘s debut album, Pink Friday. But it’s hard to imagine how a phalanx of viewers could remain thoroughly impassive while Nicki comes up with her funniest facial expressions ever. Do what the song says already, and jump below to check it out!

Will.i.am And Nicki Minaj — “Check It Out”

The vid, directed by Rich Lee (Eminem’s “Not Afraid”), offers some cool visuals — we especially like the telescopic effect seen in the cloning of the backup dancers. Lee described the backdrop as a “weird, futuristic Korean TV show”, but we have to admit we expected a bit more of from this one beyond watching will and Minaj posing amid neon letters.

Thankfully, will.i.am decided to heed our request to skip the blackface he used during his and Nicki’s performance before the VMAs, though he instead went for (animated) whiteface:

What do you think of the video? Out of this world? Or unworthy of any association with the very first music video to air on MTV? Throw your thoughts in the comments.