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Black Eyed Peas Battle Robots for "Imma Be Rocking That Body"

February 16, 2010 12:00 AM ET

The Black Eyed Peas' video for Transformers 3: Revenge of the Peas "Imma Be Rocking That Body" debuted today on Vevo, and we recommend popping a bag of popcorn because this is the closest you'll get to a summer movie until Memorial Day. Clocking in at a "November Rain"-sized 10-and-a-half minutes, the video starts off with Will.i.am telling his BEP mates that robots are so 3000-and-eight and that the Black Eyed Peas will soon be replaced by androids, causing Fergie to storm off in another brilliant display of why singers shouldn't always act.

Dive into the BEP's show in photos from opening night.

From there, the Black Eyed Peas descend into the post-apocalyptic setting that Jay-Z's "Run This Town" and Adam Lambert's "Time for Miracles" previously visited, with the Peas outfitted in ridiculous leather garb as they ready to battle the robots, which look like Transformers. While the Peas hoist weapons around for nearly seven minutes, no one pulls the trigger, and there's much more product placement and nonsensical lyrics like "You can be the model type, skinny with no appetite" than actual violence. The Black Eyed Peas eventually defeat the robots by infecting them with a computer virus called "Music and Dancing," but then (SPOILER ALERT) in some Hitchcockian twist it's revealed that the entire battle took place in Fergie's mind. The "robots dancing" motif also played a big role in the BEP's Grammy performance.

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