Ke$ha’s ‘Crazy Kids Ft. Will.i.am’ Music Video: Look By Look

A still from Ke$ha’s ’Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am’ music video.
Photo: Epic Records

Diving headfirst into work/school/pretty much anything after a long holiday weekend is seriously rough. But leave it to Ke$ha to inject some major party vibes into our Tuesday evening with the WORLD PREMIERE of her “Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am” music video! The singer dropped the clip tonight during her MTV First, and needless to say, it went way beyond the Instagram snaps and sneak peeks she’s been feeding us these past few days (which is really saying something!). She might only have a couple of outfit changes, but trust us—it’s a whole lotta look. Think colored cornrows, an insane manicure, lots of bling, and a leotard literally dripping in gold. One part Riff Raff, one part Brooke Candy, and one part, well, just pure Ke$ha in her gold-grinned glory, the “Crazy Kids” video is enough to inspire ANYONE to go a little bit wild. Peep our complete fashion recap below!

FULL CIRCLE

A still from Ke$ha’s ’Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am’ music video.
Photo: Epic Records

The video opens with Ke$ha in a look we saw briefly during the preview earlier today, but now we can finally witness the entire outfit in all its seafoam green glory. She’s piled on the layers, rocking a camisole, button-up, and embellished hoodie (hood up, hiding the cornrows). But come to think of it, the clothing itself is only the beginning here! The accessories really steal the show, from her “Crazy Kids” knuckle dusters to her necklace to her retro round glasses. One word: wow.

DOGS: THE ULTIMATE ACCESSORY?

A still from Ke$ha’s ’Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am’ music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Anyone else having some Lana Del ReyBorn to Die” flashbacks here? Sure, posing stoically flanked by two large animals might be the only similarity between Ke$ha and LDR, but nobody can deny that sitting alongside a pair of badass-looking animals is most definitely a THING. Also, now that her hoodie’s gone, we can better see Ke$ha’s pastel cornrows, along with her blouse (only the collar buttoned) and opaque white tights. Moving on…

METAL MOUTH

A still from Ke$ha’s ’Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am’ music video.
Photo: RCA Records

We used to think that Iggy Azalea wins bragging rights for best snarl ever, but Ke$ha is KILLING it here. I mean, she’s mastered the ever-so-slightly upturned lip thing, which is no easy task. Not to mention, it perfectly allows that undeniable glimmering grill to peek through. Topped off with piles of gold jewelry, this is one image that’s going to be forever burned into our memories, even after we finally get the addictive track out of our heads. In other words, it’s going to be a while.

VIRTUAL WILL.I.AM

A still from Ke$ha’s ’Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am’ music video.
Photo: RCA Records

You didn’t think we’d leave out will.i.am, did you? Her collaborator turns up briefly and virtually in a space suit-looking number. Yeah, don’t ask… just accept that this is Ke$ha’s world, and we’re all just living in it.

GOING HOLLYWOOD

A still from Ke$ha’s ’Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am’ music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Whoa, talk about a complete 180! She’s now traded the cornrows (RIP) for cascading waves, a beauty look that we’re starting to see her sport more and more often on the red carpet. While her style may have switched, Ke$ha’s at least keeping things semi-consistent in the accessories department with gold on gold and a massive metallic cuff.

FRINGE BENEFITS

A still from Ke$ha’s ’Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am’ music video.
Photo: RCA Records

Never one to miss a good dance number, here’s Ke$ha working it out alongside some questionable-looking dudes in a black bustier leotard with gold fringe. It’s in-your-face, bold, and requires some MAJOR confidence. Technically, sort of like the shirtless men next to her letting it ALL hang out? Except way more glamorous.

MONEY SHOT

A still from Ke$ha’s ’Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am’ music video.
Photo: RCA Records

We’ll leave you with this final image of Ke$ha showing off the dollar sign emblazoned on the back of her hoodie. Seems weirdly appropriate, right? A statement-making exit, indeed.

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