Ciara and Nicki Minaj rock all white everything in their "I'm Out" video.
The buildup to Ciara and Nicki Minaj's "I'm Out" collaboration, slated to appear on Ciara's upcoming eponymous album out July 9, has been INTENSE. First, we were all like, "HELL YEAH," when the song dropped. Then, we got to watch the track's colorful animated lyric video, and last night, Ciara and Nicki hit the 2013 BET Stage to perform their "ladies first" anthem live. Now the official "I'm Out" video has dropped, and, well, IT'S A DOOZY, Y'ALL.
Watch Ciara and Nicki Minaj's "I'm Out" video after the jump.
In the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip, the girls get extra "Super Turnt Up" in a stark, futuristic room, which we think is FULL on channeling Michael Jackson/Janet Jackson's "Scream" video mixed with a dash of TLC's game-changing "No Scrubs" clip. What the hell are we talking about? Well, at the top of "I'm Out," both Nicki and Ciara are living that #whitespandexlife (à la Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" video) as they roll around and shake dat ass (i.e. have a "Body Party") in an all-white, surgical-looking room that would surely give us a panic attack if we ever had to visit it in real life.
Seamlessly cutting to a new stage, "I'm Out" switches to Ciara looking all sorts of gorgeous as she gets hyped in da club with her lady posse, and then gets rained on while rolling around in a strategically placed fountain (because what good is a music video without a gratuitous "Oops! I'm soaking wet! moment?). "I'm Out" has everything we love about music videos rolled into one: spontaneous rain, panicky white rooms, and hot famous chicks dancing just A LITTLE too close to each other.
Janet and Michael Jackson "Scream" in their futuristic clip.
NO SCRUBS. Forever and always.
Photo credit: Epic Records/LaFace Records/Sony