FROM MTV: Green screen, guitar and today’s go-to girl: Lil Wayne’s “Knockout” video is perfect for Memorial Day weekend, which is when that clip and three others from Weezy’s Rebirth will debut on MTV Jams.
“Knockout” is audacious and sexy with Wayne and Nicki Minaj playing off each other.
The duo meet in a pink locker room as Wayne — toting his guitar — sings to the Young Money leading lady:
“Hey, Barbie! Are you into black men?/ Hey, Barbie! I can be your black Ken/ Wow! ‘Cause once you go black, you never go back/ She wore her hair black, with curls in the back.”
Nicki wears her hair half blond, half blue and sings the chorus:
“Baby 1, 2, 3/ Tell ’em get the referee/ ‘Cause he can get the knockout/ If the telephone rings/ It’s emergency/ ‘Cause he can get the knockout.”
“Knockout” is one of nine videos Wayne shot during Super Bowl weekend in Miami in anticipation of his current yearlong prison sentence, which started in March. Minaj said Weezy’s work ethic is amazing and should be emulated.
“To not have him here, it’s like a life lesson for all of us — always work as if we have no one else to depend on — and that’s what he teaches us. He did, like, 1,000 videos before he went in, knowing that he had to go to jail. A lot of us wouldn’t do that. A lot of us would be curled up on a ball like, ‘Oh my God, my life is about to be over.’ So shout-out to Lil Wayne. We’re honored that he chose each and every one of us, handpicked us. And we love him.”
This weekend, MTV Jams will also be debuting “Runnin’ ” (featuring Shannell), “Get a Life” and “Da Da Da.” SOURCE