Mariah Carey was pretty pumped about having Rick Ross and Meek Mill on her single “Triumphant,” and the three artists seemed to have a grand ol’ timing filming the accompanying video. The final product finds Meek Mill as a star boxer, hitting the ring with support from Ross, while Mariah bares her midriff in a skimpy outfit as the ring girl.
The video was directed by her hubby Nick Cannon, and the single was co-produced by Bryan-Michael Cox and Carey’s longtime collaborator, Jermaine Dupri. It is the first single being released off of Carey’s upcoming album, which is due out next year.
“Meek adds an excitement, a newness to the record that is pretty rare right now,” Carey said in a conference call earlier this month. “Working with Ross and Meek on the same record was incredible. Obviously, Ross is a star and everybody loves him. I’m a fan of his music. I really, really wanted to work with him. I love the tone of his voice. I think the contrast of his voice and mine would be something special. I always like to do collaborations that people might think are different.”
This album is Carey’s first since 2009’s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and her first since having children.