“All the girls standing in the line for the bathroom.”
Mark our words. This summer you will hear that hook from Pharrell & Co.’s anthem of debauchery more often that you’ll hear “it’s effin’ hot,” “crank the A.C.” and “refill.”
Already on every blogger and their mom’s Muxtape, this joint, off N.E.R.D’s forthcoming Seeing Sounds album, is like the hipster-hop national anthem, unless the Cool Kids finally catch up and blow up like a hip-hop Hindenburg.
But back to the storied video. Diane Martel, who lensed N.E.R.D’s “Lapdance” video, directed this one too, with help from the same-sex-make-out institution known as Last Night’s Party, and the clip pretty much cements Merlin Bronques’ role as the Annie Leibovitz of the scruffy-beard-Pabst-ironic-dork-glasses set. Also adding to the video’s notoriety: a cameo by Lindsay Lohan and maybe-wife Samantha Ronson.
And as for those “removed by request” slates: you can see the missing bits here, but warning — they’re definitely NSFW.