T.I.’s ‘No Mediocre (Feat. Iggy Azalea)’ Music Video: Look By Look

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

T.I. sure doesn’t waste any time. He debuted the music video for “No Mediocre,” his new single featuring Iggy Azalea, late last night (June 17)—only one day after releasing the single itself. Perhaps he wanted the Brazilian-themed vid to premiere in the midst of the World Cup. Or perhaps he simply knows how much we HATE waiting. Either way, we’re content now.

The lyrics of “No Mediocre” may be a tad polarizing (just ask Azealia Banks), but we can’t imagine anyone finding TOO much fault with this stylish video. Brazilian beaches and a gorgeous, dancing Iggy swaddled in gold? Sign us up.

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

T.I. lets us know right away that he’s interested in “bad b****** only,” thank you very much. That’s probably why Featured Bombshell™ is introduced in the first shots. She has on a sexy cutout bathing suit, one we can imagine Beyonce(aka THE baddest b**** in the world) easily wearing. Meanwhile, Tip is wearing his finest country club outfit—probably to emphasize his impossibly high standards.

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

Then, T.I. gets real with an earnest promise: “I solemnly swear, I never f*** a b**** if she don’t do her hair.” (And we know he’s not lying.) As he dances down the back alleys of Rio de Janeiro in his black tee and cargo pants, he mingles with some more Brazilian beauties. The girls are dressed to perfection in bright colors and patterns, and don’t worry—they all clearly spent time doing their hair.

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

Cut to T.I. looking RULL sporty in a sweatsuit, overseeing allll the un-mediocre women from his rooftop dance floor. In this scene, he’s all, “Peek-a-boo! I hope you shaved today!” (I’m paraphrasing for our more sensitive readers.)

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

It’s soccer time! We get a classic case of boys vs. girls, and judging by their victory dance, we can assume the girls totally dominated. And the boys can’t even get mad about it, because anger is SUCH a mediocre emotion.

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

YAAASSS! Iggy first appears strutting around favelas like she owns the place, which she pretty much does in this Alejandra Huerta-styled outfit: a Michael Kors bodysuit, blue Pucci anorak, Louboutins, and a Dolce & Gabbana LOVE belt (our personal fave). We can’t tell if she’s more prepared for a photo shoot or a boxing match. We’d be fine with either, TBH. SLAYYYY, GIRL.

#WERK.
GIF: Columbia Records/MTV Style

To directly quote Shakespeare, “All the world’s a runway, and all the Iggy Azaleas merely supermodels.”

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

Iggy’s second look is a little simpler, but just as glamorous. For her dance party with T.I., she goes with a blue halter top, seafoam green Rag & Bone shorts, and her trusty Loubous. Check out Hipster T.I.’s reaction. He gets it.

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

These backup dancers also get it. Wedge high tops and cut-off denim FTW.

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

T.I. decides to take a dance break to get cozy in a white hoodie. A guy needs to rest with bikini-clad Brazilian babes every once in a while, right? *wink*

A still from T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
Photo: Columbia Records

He also takes a break on top of a break to smoke a cigar (probz a Cuban, the least mediocre of cigars). And while we certainly don’t condone smoking, we DO condone blue camouflage-printed oxford stripes.


T.I.’s ’No Mediocre’ video.
GIF: Columbia Records/MTV Style

And there you have it, folks—all the looks from “No Mediocre.” Now do T.I. a favor and go do your hair, OK?

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