Bruno Mars’ heartfelt clip for “Grenade” is up for three Moonmen at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards: Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Pop Video. He’s obviously very excited by these three nods, but it’s his fourth that really gets “The Lazy Song” singer going.
He can’t wait to see if he can beat out Beyoncé (“Run the World (Girls)”), Britney Spears (“Till the World Ends”), Lady Gaga (“Judas”) and LMFAO (“Party Rock Anthem”) for Best Choreography for his track about just wanting to stay home and chill out.
“You know what I’m excited for? As much as I put blood, sweat and tears into ‘Grenade,’ I’m excited for ‘The Lazy Song,’ Best Choreography,” he dished to MTV News. “That is amazing.”
In the video, Bruno is captured hanging out at home, dancing around his living room and monkeying around with a few, well, monkeys. “I called up my friends the Poreotics [from 'America's Best Dance Crew'] and we shot this and choreographed this in one day,” he recalled of the fun video. “And I think that would be the coolest thing ever if I went home and saw a Moonman that said: Best Choreography, Bruno Mars, ‘The Lazy Song.’ ”
As silly and ironic as it seems for the singer to win the award for that track, he did put a lot of the same “blood, sweat and tears” into it as he did for “Grenade.” “We worked really hard on it, and we wanted to give people something to laugh at and show personality in the song and what we’re talking about,” he said. ” ‘The Lazy Song’ is not necessarily the song you want to hear in the club, but we put our monkey dance to it.”
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