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Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj hit a Los Angeles soundstage this past weekend to film the video for 'Check It Out,' which the two first premiered at the MTV Music Video Awards pre-show. The track will appear on Minaj's debut album 'Pink Friday,' due in November.

"We're manipulating time and doing crazy things," Will told The BoomBox of the Japanese anime-inspired video. "The subject matter of the song is check out whatever it is you try and let fools know. This is like, "check my style out," so we like rocking crazy different styles in the video performance."

The duo's first time collaborating with each other lead to some mutual admiration. "Will.I.Am is someone in music that people really would kill to work with," Minaj told The BoomBox of Will. "He's one of those people that's like you have artists and you have fashionistas and then you have Will.I.Am. It's like every time I would tell people I'm working with Will.I.Am they would get super excited. His brand is a very trustworthy brand."

Though Minaj is the newcomer in the duo, Will was just as effusive in his praise for his 'Check It Out' partner, especially cause it got him cool points with both his family and a Black Eyes Peas band mate. "When I went home and I told my sister, 'Work is solid with Minaj.' She's like, 'What? You know how I love Miss Nicki Minaj. That is dope," he said. Fellow BEP bandmate also channels the love for Minaj. "Apl has a crush on Nicki," he says laughing. "He got all shy and when we was at the studio, you should have seen him, he got all shy."

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  1. NIQUEEN_MINAJ avatar

    On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 2:49 PM, NIQUEEN_MINAJ said:

    I Love, Love You So very Much Nicki ... Words Couldn't dare be Enough to explain .... Happy Early Bday Mama Enjoy Ur Special Day

  2. NIQUEEN_MINAJ avatar

    On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 2:48 PM, NIQUEEN_MINAJ said:

    I Love, Love You So very Much Nicki ... Words Couldn't dare be Enough to explain .... Happy Early Bday Mama Enjoy Ur Special Day

  3. NIQUEEN_MINAJ avatar

    On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 2:48 PM, NIQUEEN_MINAJ said:

    I Love, Love You So very Much Nicki ... Words Couldn't dare be Enough to explain .... Happy Early Bday Mama Enjoy Ur Special Day

  4. MinajMyCherry avatar

    On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM, MinajMyCherry said:

    I love NICKI. i want a boombox, lol

  5. MinajMyCherry avatar

    On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM, MinajMyCherry said:

    I love NICKI. i want a boombox, lol

  6. MinajMyCherry avatar

    On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM, MinajMyCherry said:

    I love NICKI. i want a boombox, lol

  7. TeamMinajNASSAU avatar

    On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM, TeamMinajNASSAU said:

    I Love You Nicki! (:

  8. GLO The Ghost avatar

    On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:09 PM, GLO The Ghost said:

    I can't believe the video is so amazing! lol

  9. VICKI MINAJ93 avatar

    On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 5:36 AM, VICKI MINAJ93 said:

    I LOVE MY NICKI MINAJ OOH SOO MUCH...
    I HAVE BEEN ONE OF YOUR MOST LOYALIST FANS FROM 2008..
    && IM STILL HERE ON YOUR SIDE && IM GONNA ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU...
    KEEP YOUR HEAD UPP..
    -NICKIMINAJ=VICKIMINAJ=TEAMMINAJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. GLO The Ghost avatar

    On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 8:55 PM, GLO The Ghost said:

    that hat is the T

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