Seven Fashion Faux Pas from 2 Chainz's "No Lie" Video

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Don't get it twisted: Good Life 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.

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.

Oh, and there's more... no lie. Check it out.—XXL Staff

Fashion Faux Pas: 2 Chainz's "No Lie" Video Featuring Drake

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Don't get the Good Life 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.

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.

Oh, and there's more... no lie. Check it out.—XXL Staff

Drake's Baggy Tank Top

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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.

The Mesh-front American Apparel Leotard

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We understand the appeal of this American Apparel mesh-front leotard. In fact, our very own Deputy Editor wore one just like it during XXL's Halloween spoof of Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV "Intro/Interlude/Outro" 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.

The Ikea Furniture as Props

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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?

The Thick Lady's Bra Top is Too Small

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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.

This Shot is NOT Flattering

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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!

There Goes That Tulle Again

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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?

And, There Goes That American Apparel Mesh-Front Leotard, Again

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Not once, but twice. Sigh.