Rick Ross is showing a little tenderness in his new music video “Diced Pineapples.” In the Little X-helmed clip, Ross, Drake and Wale go to Anguilla to cavort around with a gaggle of beautiful women. Female fans on Twitter seemed enchanted by the visual. “Im in love with #dicedpineapples!!!I love me sum @Wale… point black period!” said one.
The song, from Ross’ recent album God Forgives, I Don’t, came out this summer. While overtly about women, the concept of “Diced Pineapples” actually originated with Ross’ health scare last year. Back in October 2011, the Maybach Music Group boss suffered a pair of seizures while flying and got a medical recommendation to incorporate more fruit into his diet moving forward. Ross, who is a huge pineapple fan, used his penchant for the fruit for the basis of the song.
When he previewed his album with MTV News earlier this year, Ross explained: “When I got out of the hospital — you know, I had a seizure last year — when I was leaving, the doctor told me, ‘You gotta eat some more fruit, drink you some water, eat fruit and just relax for a little while.’ My fruit of choice was pineapples,” he said.
“For the next three weeks, I woke up every morning and ate diced pineapples, and I put the concept together,” he continued. “Drizzy came in, as well as Wale, and it’s kinda like, ‘She could be my diced pineapple. This special lady, she could be what I wake up to every morning and help me get by every day.”
Nutritious and sexy?