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 scenes in the desert outside of L.A. last month. 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.”
Director Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, B.o.B) praised Nelly’s work ethic. “Nelly’s so much fun,” he said. “He’s just a pro. He’s on it, he listens to direction well. He has good ideas. He has good energy on set, which has that ripple effect and trickles down to everybody on crew.”
Go behind the scenes of the video below.