How do you top the experience of performing in a major pop star’s music video?
The Stingettes of Alabama State University just found out. You take it live. On an international stage.
ASU’s Stingettes just wrapped up working with singer Robin Thicke on his new “Give It 2 U” video, rumored to premiere during Sunday’s MTV “Video Music Awards.” The dance team was flown out to L.A., worked two 12- to 14-hour days on a hot football field and returned home the next day, exhausted but still reeling from the experience.
Then, days later, an even bigger jolt: The Stingettes were invited to perform live onstage with Thicke during his performance of “Give It 2 U” at the VMAs.
“They said, ‘We’d like to have those girls perform that same routine with Robin Thicke on VMA awards,’ ” said ASU Marching Hornets Band Director James Oliver. “And the roofs came off at this point. This will be live Sunday, televised across the United States and overseas, as well. It is just really awesome.”