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Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

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. LoveDaQueen avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:09 AM, LoveDaQueen said:

    Yasss!!! Mario knows who's the BEST couldn't of picked a better person, love dat song :D

  2. Glwadys Maraj avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:43 AM, Glwadys Maraj said:

    Nicki slayed in the video !

  3. iamkuba99 avatar

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 12:46 AM, iamkuba99 said:

    *0* Nicki in "Somebody Else" ♥

  4. Streeda avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM, Streeda said:

    Simply nicki is perfect !!!

  5. AsiaKara avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:51 PM, AsiaKara said:

    Mad love & respect

  6. Roman606 avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 9:46 PM, Roman606 said:

    am glad Mario choose NICKI MINAJ

  7. MsQui avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM, MsQui said:

    www.bossysnob.com

  8. MinajNTraining avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM, MinajNTraining said:

    Nicki slays everything she does. Love the song and video

  9. Hermosa Barbie avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Hermosa Barbie said:

    He's so sweet Nicki =). I think he's the one. <3

  10. Save Me. avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Save Me. said:

    nice.

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