Robin Thicke Plays Freaky Football With 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar in ‘Give It 2 U’ Video
'Blurred Lines' star hits a stadium for a surreal celebration of life (and his junk)
Robin Thicke stirred up just enough controversy with his “Blurred Lines” video. Many a conversation took place over the clip’s casual misogyny, but a combination of the song’s innate irresistibility (it’s been No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 11 weeks now) and the blue-eyed wonder’s general aw-shucks-y-ness ensured that the clicks kept coming, in turn ensuring that untold millions would read the words “Robin Thicke has a big dick” spelled out in metallic balloon letters. “Give It 2 U” was the follow-up single and it featured not only another boast about the man’s junk, but a nasty little rap from Compton prince Kendrick Lamar. Now the 2 Chainz-assisted remix gets an official video from none other than Diane Martel, the very same director who brought us those three nude ladies so many, er, moons ago.
For “Give It 2 U,” however, Thicke is the one without a shirt on. Filmed in Los Angeles on a particularly freaky football field, the new Martel-directed clip is a celebration of strangeness. Our Blurred Lines star rides half-nude atop a weird truck. 2 Chainz performs in front of an “ass float” while football-fitted women twerk all around him. A cotton candy lady manifests from Kendrick’s verse. Thicke drinks Remy Martin for now apparent reason, then reappears wearing a suit modeled after a referee’s uniform while champagne and caviar mascots flank his semi-robotic grooving. There are fake people in the stands, and oversized cutouts of sushi and a gigantic wad of money. Oh, and Thicke’s son Julian Fuego makes a cameo.
UPDATE: Until Saturday, 7:53 p.m. EST, the video is streaming via MTV.