Mario Balotelli joins rival Rio Ferdinand for upcoming rapper's video

   Apr 12, 7:13 pm

London, Apr 12 (ANI): Mario Balotelli has appeared in a music video alongside Manchester United rival Rio Ferdinand for hip-hop star R.I.O.

The Man City striker was signed up for 'Can't Stop We' after the pair met through the rapper's uncle.

Footage for the video, which also features pop star Labrinth, 'X Factor' star Misha B and 'Coronation Street' actress Brooke Vincent, comes from the 26-year-old's gigs, studio sessions and rehearsals.

Balotelli's segment sees the footballer showing off his silky skills at a local barbers.

"We were showing off to each other, seeing who could do the best," the Sun quoted R.I.O, whose real name is Rio Nelson as saying.

"But I had to be careful when he went in for a tackle! Hanging out with him, he is such a humble, down to Earth, really nice guy," he added.

Defender Ferdinand met R.I.O backstage at a Manchester Academy gig where he was supporting US rapper Rick Ross. (ANI)

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