The Chris Robinson-directed music video tells the story of an abused mother, who unintentionally leads her beautiful young daughter into reliving her own vicious cycle through bad choices. "I have a daughter, Wayne has a daughter, and he really wanted to tell the story," Robinson told MTV News. "We were talking about statistics of abuse in our community. We were talking about really telling this story for every young woman in the world."
Lil Wayne wrote the story himself. "He kinda tapped into a different perspective of the song and gave a different enlightenment on how you can consider a girl and how they're in a forever pursuit trying to find love," said the song's producer Detail.
The grown up version of the young girl is played by model/actress Chanta Patton. Other videos she has appeared in include the visual for Kardinal Offishall's "Dangerous
," where she's the beautiful girl who gets followed by Kardinal, Akon, and their pals.