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Big Boi and Kelly Rowland Bring DayGlo ‘Mama Told Me’ to ‘The View’

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There’s never a dull moment on the just-out second solo LP from Big Boi, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, and the same could be said for the life cycle of his Kelly Rowland collab, “Mama Told Me.” First, it seemed as if Little Dragon’s Yuki Nagano would be the guest. And then the former Destiny’s Child star was confirmed for the spot. Next, we got to see the pair doing the song in a neon-dipped music video featuring a dancing pyramid with legs, and now we can watch Sir Lucious Left Foot and Miss Rowland perform their ebullient synth-popped Prince tribute on The View. Whew. While co-host Sherri Shepherd might have preferred an appearance from the Purple One himself, these two did a bang-up job bringing their song to life with assistance from a five-piece backing band and a whole lot of disorienting colorful projections. Adding to the funhouse effect are the wardrobe decisions, which place Daddy Fat Sax in billowy camo-green stuff and Rowland in skin-tight leather everything. They’re like the rap-game Mutt and Jeff, if only Mutt was a super pretty female R&B star with loads of singing talent.