Buckle up. Nelly gets behind the wheel in the video for “Hey Porsche,” the first single off his upcoming seventh album M.O. The St. Louis rapper shot the clip in the desert outside of L.A. with director Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green). He plays a mechanic working on a classic vintage Porsche, who meets the owner of the shop, a lady of high society. Despite their differences, he’s able to win her over with his charm.
“You have this girl, she’s bad as hell. You have this car and you start to realize they both go together,” explained Nelly. “If you’re lucky enough to have the car and the girl, then you the man.”
The radio-friendly song, which Nelly describes as “a 2013 ‘Ride Wit Me,'” was inspired by his love of cars. “I’m a huge car freak,” he said. “Being from St. Louis, we ride. That’s what we do.”
M.O. will arrive later this year featuring collaborations with Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, T.I., Akon, and Pitbull, plus production from Pharrell, Rico Love, DJ Frank E, Detail, Da Internz, and Maejor Ali.