The video (apparently inspired by the Alien movie series) was directed by Martin Weisz, and features actresses Brigitte Nielsen, Tatjana Patitz, Shannyn Sossamon, and actor Udo Kier. Brigitte and Udo would play villains in the 2000 film, Doomsdayer. It received its world premiere in February 2000 on the short-lived USA Network music show Farmclub, alongside Limp Bizkit's video for their controversial single, "Break Stuff". Both groups made a guest appearance to introduce their respective videos. "Make Me Bad" gained heavy airplay on MTV and MTV2 at the time of its release. Towards the end of the video, the song "Dead", also from Issues, is heard in the background. "Make Me Bad" spent sixty-five days on MTV's Total Request Live, becoming Korn's fourth and final "retired" video on June 8, 2000.
The song has been used by apparel manufacturing company Puma in their advertisements during the time Korn had signed a contract with the company. It was also featured in the video game NHL Hitz 2002 when the game was paused.