French DJ David Guetta and Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj have paired up to create a music video for the song "Turn Me On" set in a steampunk world. The DJ creates a lifelike doll in the form of Minaj, making all of the other dolls jealous.
What do you think? Should the pop music industry be allowed to continue making steampunk-inspired music videos or should they stay far, far away?
My personal opinion is that steampunk-inspired music videos shouldn't only be the property of steampunk bands. This attempt is much better than Justin Bieber's steampunk inspired "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." I was very impressed with the depiction of the doll being constructed and with Minaj's Vneo-Victorian clothing. The "naked" dolls, however, creep me out. Maybe it's due to that mannequin nightmare I had when I was six rather than a bastardization of steampunk. I am not a fan of the song itself.
I still rank Panic! At the Disco's "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" as the best use of steampunk by a mainstream pop band/musician