Robin Thicke surveys a twerking parade in his new “Give It 2 U” video.
When we look back to music videos titled “Give It 2 U” that involve carnival-type settings, the first thing we think of is former New Kids On The Block member Jordan Knight’s 1999 classic song/video of the same name. (Except that Jordan’s song technically spelled out the words “to you,” but whatever.)
And as much as we love Jordan’s late-’90s homage to late-night carnivals, we’ve gotta say that the renowned “Blurred Lines” singer, Robin Thicke, has given Jordan’s millennium party a major run for his money in the brand-new “Give It 2 U” video featuring 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, and a whole lotta ass quaking. Because this isn’t just any parade — it’s a TWERK parade.
Watch Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U” video after the jump.
Premiering on MTV’s VMA All Access Livestream, the Diane Martel-directed video has everything you’ve come to expect from Robin: frequent d*ck mentions, furiously twerking dancers — the Alabama State University Stingettes and the Albany State University Golden Passionettes — and a gigantic Jonas Brothers “Pom Poms“-esque high-school pep rally setting, only dirtier. Oh, yeah, and there’s also Robin Thicke’s son, Julian! Twerking! A family affair!
As the VMA “Video Of The Year” nominee kicks things off by murmuring sweet, nasty nothings (how’s that for a porny phrase?), 2 Chainz and Kendrick pop up to survey the scene (because with all dat ass, why wouldn’t they?), which, for the record, is a balls-out (literally, in some naked cases) track and field party, complete with a giant Ass Float that miraculously, as if by magic, claps without using hands. It doesn’t even have legs. And much like the biblical golden calf, those twerking dancer-cheerleaders twerk around that Ass Float like it’s their God and they are its sovereign twerking subjects. (Also, say “twerk” one more time.) Also, this is the campiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, and yes, I’ve seen “Hairspray” on Broadway.
So, what have we learned here? 1.) Robin’s wife, Paula Patton, is still a very lucky woman, and 2.) if there’s an afterlife, I hope it involves twerk parades and ass floats.
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