Nicki Minaj and will.i.am
10.25.2010

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

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.