About a decade before “Blurred Lines” became a runaway hit for Robin Thicke, he was just a man on a bike in his “When I Get You Alone” video, looking very different than he does now.
The video featured Thicke playing a bike messenger, dressed casually in a baggy T-shirt and jeans and, most importantly, rocking an incredibly thicke, uncontrollable mane of hair as he careens through the city streets, making all sorts of stops and deliveries. The look is a far cry from the clean-cut, suited-up style the chart-topper rocks these days. So, what does he think about that era now?
“That hair is like its own llama,” he joked to MTV News about his hairstyle in the classic clip off his 2003 album A Beautiful World. “It’s like wearing a llama around!” he added.
In the years since, Thicke has trimmed his locks, tailored his clothes and found other ways to make his videos unforgettable. Most recently, that included chilling with T.I. and Pharrell, as well as beautiful models in various states of undress, in his “Blurred Lines” video , which was just nominated for three Moonmen for the 2013 Video Music Awards.
Thicke may have found a way to top that hairstyle and the nude ladies for his next video for “Give It 2 U.” “We’re gonna have to see if President Obama will be in it,” he shared about finding another way to keep his videos fresh after the viral smash that is “Blurred Lines” and the recently rediscovered “When I Get You Alone.”
“I don’t know how you can top ’Blurred Lines.’ Either that or maybe we just won’t make a video at all. Just disappear on top,” he quipped. “It’s like winning the championship in your last season. Why play again?”
“Give It 2 U” is the next video slated to be dropped off Thicke’s Blurred Lines album, which hits retailers on July 30.