By Rob Markman
MIAMI, FLORIDA— Despite the song title, it was all smiles on the set of the video for Birdman’s latest single “Y.U. Mad.” Lil Wayne and his female counterpart were on-hand for the Gil Green-directed visual for the lead single off Baby’s upcoming Bigga Than Life album.
Nicki Minaj, who is on the song but wasn’t on set was replaced by The Female Weezy. Dressed in camouflaged skater pants and exposed boxer shorts, while sporting blonde dreadlocks, Lady Wayne fully embodied the Young Money CEO. It was all in good fun. “Honestly though, I don’t think no one is actually mad, it’s just a figure of speech,” Wayne explained to MTV News, analyzing Nicki Minaj’s hook on the song. “I think Nick just sounded good saying ‘mad’ at that point in the song. I don’t think it would’ve been cooler if she said, ‘That’s why you glad.’”
Even Birdman ditched his patented scowl in favor of a diamond-encrusted grin. “I don’t think it would’ve sounded cooler, I think that’s why she went with ‘mad.’ We have to ask her next time I see her,” Wayne playfully continued. “I’m not sure if you guys are actually really mad, because we don’t want you guys mad if that’s what it is.”
MTV News rode alongside the YMCB crew as they filmed the colorful clip in multiple locations including a studio space and a parking garage in Miami Beach. During a break, Birdman broke down how the single came to be. “Nicki gave me that song. She called me one day like, ‘Stunna I got a record I think you would like,’” Baby said from his bus. I liked it from the start, working with Nicki is just special anyway so and it was something she gave me and I felt good about it so we rocked with it.”