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Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:33 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. MsQui avatar

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

    www.bossysnob.com

  2. MinajNTraining avatar

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

    Nicki slays everything she does. Love the song and video

  3. 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

  4. Save Me. avatar

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

    nice.

  5. Iluvnickicake24 avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM, Iluvnickicake24 said:

    Of course you would Mario because Nicki is just extraordinary and slays anything she does congrats to you both I absolutely love this song it's the smash for the summer by the way nicki my love follow me on twitter I've been Tryna get u to follow me for years now @num.1_Nickifan barbz follow as well

  6. Nicki_Zolanski avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM, Nicki_Zolanski said:

    Nicki slayed in the song and video

  7. rosa_reloaded avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM, rosa_reloaded said:

    Awww I love this song! Nicki really does complete it!

  8. PinkLipsThickAss avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:46 PM, PinkLipsThickAss said:

    He always speaks so well about Nicki ! So much respect for him

  9. fyah burns avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:34 PM, fyah burns said:

    Onika 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.

  10. PrettyBarbMesha avatar

    On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:33 PM, PrettyBarbMesha said:

    Mario know what it is

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