Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming album Pink Friday got a significant boost by her haul at the BET Awards, and here she is again, this time teaming up with will.i.am for the download single “Check It Out,” which she also performed at the MTV VMAs, and may or may not feature on that upcoming record.
“Check It Out” steals much of the riff from Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” which is a timely sample as that band just briefly reformed. Stick around until the end of this clip for one of the stiffest exchanges between host and performer that you’ll see on TV all year. “That’s nice,” grimaces Letterman. Not a Minaj fan, Dave?