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British import Jessie J: Could she be the next big (nasty) pop star?

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Ask not what the London-born Jessie J can do for your country (she co-wrote Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA”; you’re welcome)—ask what your country can do for her when her debut arrives Stateside in January.

Judging by the 1.6 million-plus pageviews her “Do It Like a Dude” video has gotten in less than a week, it do pretty well. The 22-year-old’s aggro style, Clockwork Orange eyes and general aversion to pants are already garnering comparisons to Gaga, Ke$ha, and Nicky Minaj—though her bedroom a cappella covers and songs like “Sexy Silk” (from the recent Easy A soundtrack) showcase a girl who is less yelly, AutoTuned rasp-talker than full-on R&B belter.

But shoot first with the leotards and black-rhinestone lips, and ask questions later. Watch the borderline-NSFW “Dude” clip after the jump, then tell us what you think—excellent addition to the like-a-boy pantheon (see: Ciara, Beyonce) or lady Fight Club nightmare?

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