Seven Fashion Faux Pas from 2 Chainz’s “No Lie” Video

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    Seven Fashion Faux Pas from 2 Chainz's "No Lie" Video
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/74G2v-rEnzk?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/74G2v-rEnzk?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>Don't get it twisted: <em>Good Life</em> loves us some 2 Chainz and Drake and we absolutely dig their collaborative song "No Lie." And, to take our lovefest a step further, we totally appreciate what Director X did with the clip, with the paint drips on the walls and the polygraph measures throughout. But, in watching the recently-released video we did notice one thing we weren't crazy about: the styling.<br /><br />Not to shit on the stylist behind the outfits and the props, but, we were highly disappointed in a couple of fashion missteps in the vid, including Drake's loose tank top and the American Apparel mesh-front leotard that appears not once, but twice in the four-minute-long visual. It seemed like, for lack of better words, a sloppy job done by a novice that just pinned a bunch of tulle to the skimpiest clothing he/she found and added some Ikea furniture to the scene to make it look like some effort was put into it. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a fail. We realize the recession is still happening, but, really? Dos is way too fresh for this.<br /><br />Oh, and there's more... no lie. Check it out.—<em>XXL Staff</em>
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    Fashion Faux Pas: 2 Chainz's "No Lie" Video Featuring Drake
    Don't get the <em>Good Life</em> wrong: we love us some 2 Chainz and Drake and we absolutely dig their collaborative song "No Lie." And, to take our lovefest a step further, we totally appreciate what Director X did with the clip, with the paint drips on the walls and the polygraph measures throughout. But, in watching the recently-released video we did notice one thing we weren't crazy about: the styling.<br /><br />Not to shit on the stylist behind the outfits and the props, but, we were highly disappointed in a couple of fashion missteps in the vid, including Drake's loose tank top and the American Apparel mesh-front leotard that appears not once, but twice in the four-minute-long visual. It seemed like, for lack of better words, a sloppy job done by a novice that just pinned a bunch of tulle to the skimpiest clothing he/she found and added some Ikea furniture to the scene to make it look like some effort was put into it. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a fail. We realize the recession is still happening, but, really? Dos is way too fresh for this.<br /><br />Oh, and there's more... no lie. Check it out.—<em>XXL Staff</em>
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    Drake's Baggy Tank Top
    Although Drizzy's arms are looking a bit more defined than usual, the loose tank is not a good look. Tanks are tricky because if you wear them tight then you 1) need to be in decent shape and 2) will come off like a bit of a show-off for wanting to draw attention to your physique. But, the alternative is definitely not a baggy tank. A few more inches of material will provide with just enough sleeve-age to pull this look off.
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    The Mesh-front American Apparel Leotard
    We understand the appeal of this American Apparel mesh-front leotard. In fact, our very own Deputy Editor wore one just like it during <em>XXL</em>'s Halloween spoof of Lil Wayne's <em>Tha Carter IV</em> "<a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/video/2011/11/lil-wayne-ft-tech-n9ne-andre-3000-bun-b-nas-shyne-busta-rhymes-introinterludeoutro/"><strong>Intro/Interlude/Outro</strong></a>" video while playing Nicki Minaj. But, seven months later, this shouldn't be the piece that makes the cut, especially on a girl that has a solo shot in the clip. We appreciate the stylist attempting to vamp things up by attaching some puffy tulle sleeves to it.... actually, that's a lie. No we don't.
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    The Ikea Furniture as Props
    Not only is the wardrobe off for about 90% of this video, but the props are just as bad. An Ikea mirror and patio chair? Really?
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    The Thick Lady's Bra Top is Too Small
    Let's not take anything away from the lady sitting on the arm rest of 2 Chainz's chair: she's cute and her breast are any man's dream. But couldn't the stylist find a bra top that was actually bigger than her wired, full-coverage bra underneath? Not sexy.
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    This Shot is NOT Flattering
    Once again, this young lady is definitely a looker, hence why she's one of a handful of girls that made the video. But, come on! This right here is NOT a flattering shot of her mid-section. 2 Chainz's girl DOES have a stomach!
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    There Goes That Tulle Again
    If all else fails, add some tulle to it. Wrong! In this case the stylist ruined a perfectly good looking gal by putting her in this relatively inexpensive-looking one-sleeve mini dress and literally pinning (is that a safety pin we see?!) a bunch of tulle to her shoulder. Need we say more?
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    And, There Goes That American Apparel Mesh-Front Leotard, Again
    Not once, but twice. Sigh.