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”Â 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,”Â says Missy, who discovered Woomin while surfing the Internet. “My inspiration comes from all over the world and this video really showcases that.”Â
MTV will premiere the 3-D version of the “Ching-A-Ling”Â 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.