A former contestant on The Voice France, Diana Espir may be more recognized overseas than in the U.S.—for now. But for her latest single, "Tomboy," Espir enlisted one of the most recognized faces (and voices) in hip hop: Nelly.
Ahead of the full video reveal next week, Fuse is exclusively premiering the behind-the-scenes tease of the duo's upcoming clip, shot and edited by J.D. Butler. Watch above as the Switzerland-born star shows off her bad girl swagger while the rap veteran flexes beside the up-and-coming diva.
Co-director Lanz Pierce gave Fuse insight into the video treatment, saying:
"It's really about the fact that she's a tomboy, she can do anything that he can do better. Underneath the surface, there's this little edge of flirting that's kind of building and bubbling up. But Nelly's kind of like the OG, the mentor that's letting her know how she should be treated as a woman."
Meanwhile, Diana told us how the collaboration with the "Country Grammar" star came together: "He had the song and he decided to record his vocals on it. I think he's an amazing artist. He can sing, he can rap. I love it!"
Get the behind-the-scene look above and look out for the full video coming Wednesday, February 25 on Fuse.tv.