‘East Meets East’ in Missy’s 3-D Video

As Rap-Up.com was first to report, Missy Elliott will go 3-D in the video for “Ching-A-Ling,” the first single off the Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack. We can now reveal that the video will have a “East meets East” theme as the dancers from the “Ching-A-Ling” video, dressed in colorful Harajuku street style, combine a hint of Indian influenced Bollywood-style movement with the logic-defying time-and-space warping stop motion dance style of the Woomin Crew from Japan.

“You’ve gotta see these kids with your own eyes to believe it,” says Missy, who discovered Woomin while surfing the Internet. “My inspiration comes from all over the world and this video really showcases that.”

MTV will premiere the 3-D version of the “Ching-A-Ling” video on Monday, February 4th on “TRL” at 3:30 p.m. BET will premiere a 2-D version on the same day at 6:30 p.m. on “106 & Park,” and the 3-D version later that evening on the channel. The glasses needed to view the 3-D effects will be available via FYE stores nationwide, at select adidas stores, and via radio giveaways in various cities hosting Step Up 2 movie screenings. For more 3-D glasses distribution locations, visit www.missy-elliott.com or www.myspace.com/missyelliott.

Missy is currently putting the finishing touches on her seventh studio album, due out in late spring.