Despite Bruno Mars putting his “blood, sweat, and tears” into the music video for his song “Grenade,” the singer said he is more excited to see the outcome at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) for his other hit, “The Lazy Song,” which is nominated for Best Choreography.
The video is competing against Beyoncé (“Run the World (Girls)”), Britney Spears (“Till the World Ends”), LMFAO (“Party Rock Anthem”), and Lady Gaga (“Judas”). Meanwhile, “Grenade” is nominated for three awards, Video of the Year, Best Male Video, and Best Pop Video.
Mars told MTV how he worked out the concept for the video of “The Lazy Song”: “I called up my friends the Poreotics [from America's Best Dance Crew] and we shot this and choreographed this in one day.”
“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 continued. “’The Lazy Song’ is not necessarily the song you want to hear in the club, but we put our monkey dance to it.”
As for the VMAs, which airs on Sunday, August 28 at 9 PM ET/PT, Mars said, “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.’”