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Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:57 AM

VIDEO: Mario reveals why he chose Nicki Minaj...

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'She was the only one really,' Mario tells MTV News of recruiting the YMCMB rapper for his latest single.

Love gets messy. Really messy. And that's clear in Mario's new video for "Somebody Else," the lead single from his upcoming fourth album, which includes a cameo from Nicki Minaj.

The clips opens with Mario splayed across a car on the street and it eventually becomes clear that he was pushed from the window of a skyscraper by his angry girlfriend. That angry girlfriend is Nicki Minaj, who Mario says was the perfect fit for his first single.

"I feel like Nicki fit the same characteristics of the track," he told MTV News. "Being from New York, being grungy, but at the same time understanding taste and prestige and also being a great lyricist and being able to represent a brand.

"She has her own brand and she's so versatile," he added. "She could take it back to her roots when she was putting out mixtapes that were just real gritty and straight to the point. We need that. So I think that she was the only one really."

Mario explained that while he had a few different ideas for the video shoot, he eventually went with the one that accommodated Nicki's schedule and still complemented the song well.

"I had three or four concepts for the video because I didn't wanna do the typical 'cheat on your girl and she walks in the house and catches you' type of thing," he said. "I wanted there to be more shock value. I wanted it to feel like a movie and to feel cinematic."

"I had another script that was more prestigious I would say, in terms of how I wanted to shoot it and where, but this just made more sense because Nicki was in the New York at the time shooting a movie."

via MTV News.

  1. khaze shawty avatar

    On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 12:14 PM, khaze shawty said:

    nice

  2. jordydanielss avatar

    On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 2:44 AM, jordydanielss said:

    Nicki is the best end of story

  3. LushBARB420 avatar

    On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 7:22 AM, LushBARB420 said:

    Love how he said.... Shes the only one for it... =)

  4. 5star Barbie avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 9:44 PM, 5star Barbie said:

    luv it

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  5. Crown Me King avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:05 PM, Crown Me King said:

    You Choose The Right Woman..!!

  6. NaniiMaraj avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM, NaniiMaraj said:

    iiLOVE THE ViiDEOOOOO <333

  7. Dask avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM, Dask said:

    am glad Mario choose Nicki Minaj love & respect

  8. Dior Milan Minaj avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM, Dior Milan Minaj said:

    Nicki Kills everything she does!

  9. Dior Milan Minaj avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM, Dior Milan Minaj said:

    This would be an awesome collaboration!

  10. IamtheNickStar avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:57 AM, IamtheNickStar said:

    def a banger!! if this song is not number one then idk whats wrong with the world

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