Video: will.i.am x Nicki Minaj – ‘Check It Out’

Nicki Minaj and will.i.am

Nicki Minaj and will.i.am go international in the Rich Lee-directed video for their joint single “Check It Out.” Taking the stage on a Korean talk show, the Young Money raptress holds it down next to the Black Eyed Peas frontman as letters pop up around them. After rocking for a small audience for a minute, will.i.am flips for Nicki—literally—as he raps on the ceiling and gets animated.

“We’re doing almost like an ode to Japanese culture and Japanese anime,” Nicki told MTV News. “I’m obviously a big fan and I’ve joined forces with like the only boy that I know that’s also able to capture that culture.”

Check out the dynamic duo doing their thing below.



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67 Comments

  1. Q

    I LIKE

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  2. jeremydante

    nicki slays, yet again.

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  3. StunnaKway

    Music Is Early , But I Love It , #TeamMinaj . Cant Wait For #PinkFriday

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  4. jeremydante

    is the timing intentionally off?

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  5. UpUpUp!

    LOL!!! Yes… the timing is off intentionally. Its Japanese inspired.

    Love Nicki, Hate the video.

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  6. Ranoey

    @jeremydante
    No, it seems like the video is behind. The same thing happened with Willow’s video. Once it releases on Youtube and the tele, it should be caught up.

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  7. ItsOscarYO

    Wack. Will.i.am has gotten incredibly annoying as of late.

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  8. Jarvis

    cheap and corny…oh the video is too!

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  9. KEY

    I LIKE IT!! VERY ANIMATED…JUST LIKE THE SONG!!!! I LOVE NICKI MINAJ!!! && WILL.I.AM DID GREAT!

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  10. jeremydante

    @ranoey – that’s what i thought. =]

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  12. dee dee

    @jeremydante…that’s the say damn question i’m asking…but i do like the vid…still hate the song…but likes the vid nonetheless

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  13. Oreka

    Haters mad cause I’m gettin money in abundance! I love that part…

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  14. Ranoey

    The video is out of sync people. He should have just released it on VEVO.

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  16. sagb

    its okay

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  17. rambizy

    i hope its not the final product

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  18. rambizy

    audio wise, but its dope(:

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  19. lmaonade

    pretty cool video. i enjoyed it

    that’s actually korean in the background btw, not japanese

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  20. Steve

    Dope Video ! But yeah its not intentionally Dope, it acutally isn’t supposed to be released yet he said he put it on Dip Dive for the Super Fans and he wasn’t gonna release it to Vevo till next week but this is dope.

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  21. will

    come on it s not japanese it s korean …

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  22. A Realist

    Lol the video got removed.

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    Rap-Up Reply:

    Will.i.am’s site Dipdive is fixing the sync issue. We’ll repost once it goes up.

    http://dipdive.com/news/25936

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  23. meme

    dnt like it and im nicki’s biggest fan. Im still buying the album. Just waiting for her to drop a single as dope as her features.

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  25. Billy

    Interesting Korean-inspired (not Japanese) video, but honestly, one of the worst songs I’ve heard all year, and a really poor sampling of a classic 80′s hit. Sad.

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  26. mr kim

    been waitin for this

    its not japanese its korean and the writing is hangul, our korean alphabet/writing

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  27. nojusthenry

    yay!! love this song.. the video is cool.. cant wait for november22nd

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  28. OMG

    OMG I LOVE IT!! NICKI LOOKS SO CUTE IN THIS VID :)

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  29. G

    Really cool. The video was pretty unique in its own sense.

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  30. Alfred Islas

    Eeeew! I like Will.i.am is so horrible, get this talentless fool off of my screen. The song in general is boring, the video is just lame, and Will.i.am’s lyrics make me want to punch something.

    Sh*t keeps on repeating and repeating, and I understand this happens in pop all the time but can it at least be something good? I was close to falling asleep to this song.

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  31. Alfred Islas

    Correction to my first line: *I like Nicki Minaj but Will.i.am is so horrible.

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  32. ponyo

    nicki is hot right now but her videos are not…take your time and give us some better than that #teamqueenbee all day baby

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  33. massiveattack5

    love nicki <3 11.22.10

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  34. young$$MOVEMENT;

    i loved it.

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  35. Nani

    UHHHHHH KOREAN…
    I hope she realizes thats not Japanese

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  36. Brionna

    I like it!!!!!!

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  37. HHi

    weak video my opinion

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  38. Natasha

    bored

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  39. novelero

    i like it too. beep!

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  40. kwizzle

    farout yall be specific in ur details, its korean not japanese, how rude is that…

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  41. CV

    HATERS YOU CAN KILL YOURSELVES! XO

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  42. jjjjhl

    THIS IS KOREAN!!! WOW so offensive.

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  43. jhjhjhjh

    i really hope she know it’s not japanese….
    IT’S KOREAN

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  44. Creat1ve

    I’m honestly not diggin’ this video. It was just a little too plain for me. I just hate how they didn’t make Nicki’s second verse more of a standout part of the video, because that was the hottest part of the song.

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  45. BarBee~DoX

    The song is really good and to some people it will have to grow on them… and in some cases it has no hope for some people. The video is not really epic in none of it’s form. Everybody in the buisness knows that is takes “Sex Appeal” & “Perfect Lyrics” & “Beat” & “New Dance Moves”. Those are all the elements you need to make a good video. Overall the video gets a 6.5 out of 10. I love you “Nicki Minaj” but, it could’ve been better. I hope “Pink Friday” makes up for it. “Team BarBee~Dox”!

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  46. K.K.

    So why is it in Korean? They won’t do that ‘Japanese culture’ or ‘Japanese anime’ anymore? I’m a little dissapointing because the video isn’t responding Japanese culture at all.
    It looks like a ‘Modern Korean TV Show’.

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  47. UNBIASED

    Lets face it. This VIDEO sucks! Her label is not trying to hear big budget right now! If she has all these Nans aka Barbz! (1.5 mil followers on Twitter & She made a million offa mixtape) Then it shouldnt matter what she puts out videowise (low budget). After her Massive (Attack) video bombed! Her label couldnt afford to take anymore chances with miss minaj specially after getting sued for ruinin a lamborghini (bitch, u aint never been in a lamborghini). Just like they aint take no more chances with hip hop singles ever since.

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  48. Jimmie

    I’m usually not one to express strong opinions but…BLOODY HELL YANKS GET IT RIGHT!!!! IT’S KOREAN!!! NOT JAPANESE!!!!!!

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  49. JCB

    It is korean not japanese, it is because Will.I.Am is working with a korean girl band called 2NE1

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  50. kani

    this is crap.

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  51. K.K.

    Sorry, I don’t like Korean music :(

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  52. BROOKLYN718

    wack. song is terrible & so is the video

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  53. Eduardo

    ITS FREAKING KOREAN! I REALLY LIKE NICKI MINAJ BUT SHE COULD HAVE DONE HER DAMN RESEARCH! THERE IS NO HARAJUKU INSPIRED JAPANESE CULTURE SH*T IN THIS!

    ITS KOREAN!

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  54. Bad Bxtch

    pretty . . . i love it . . . it was totally fetch

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  55. Andrew

    I hope Nicki feels very stupid now.

    The letters and spoken word at the beginning is in Korean, not Japanese.

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  56. Lady Kupkake

    iguess .

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  57. Hollywood

    ok So WHAT its not japanese, everyone knows exactly what she was getting at and at the end of the day shes still the harajuku barbie bitch! lmao. she knew there would be plenty of people saying they hate the song or video which is why she put the line “haters you can kill yourself”(smart woman). I think the video is ok, I just wish they did a little more with it and went over the top for such a fun/feel good song. Nicki has plenty of career left to bless us with epic videos. It doesnt happen overnight

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  58. Mims

    What the f*ckery is this? ITS KOREAN. Get this stupid post off the blog. All your information is WRONG.

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  59. Ebony

    I love the song
    But can yall(blog ppl) get the facts strait cuz this is not Japanese its Korean(yes theres a difference)

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  60. Carmen

    who gives a dam korean japanes? really is it that serious? The video could have had more going on though. Like someone said a fun feel good video with whirlwinds and spaceships, crazy colorful wardobes but actually I thought the video would be more inspired by the cover art for the song.

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  61. iwao

    this is not japanese!
    its korean
    W A C K

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  62. From Tokyo

    If it’s an ode to Japanese culture/anime/etc. then why is there Hangul? Maybe because Americans/Westerners tend to not know the difference. Should I be understanding of this, or insulted that they assume we’re all the same in this?

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  63. A REAL KOREAN

    OMG, IT’S NOT JAPANESE, IT’S KOREAN. I AM SO OFFENDED RIGHT NOW. I WAS HAPPY ABOUT THIS SONG, UNTIL I SAW THIS BLOG AND I WAS LIKE, “WTF, GET IT RIGHT.” >:(

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  64. melissa

    OMG this song is amazing inittt who aggrees anyway nicki is supossed to be PREGNANT XX

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