In the video, Mars and Zendaya play apartment neighbors that give each other flirty glances in the hallway. As Mars sings “Versace on the Floor” in his own purple-lit pad, his music has an quasi-magical effect on Zendaya next door, making her gown unzip telekinetically while she grooves to the 24K Magic single seeping through the wall.
The video ends with Zendaya’s gown literally hitting the floor and a “The End” screen accompanied by a knock on the door.
As Mars previously told Rolling Stone, he recorded at least six different versions of “Versace on the Floor,” including a lounge-y “poolside version” and a more “epic” take before settling on the album version. “We’re painting this picture – both in silk, I’m promising the world. But I’m not singing. This is supposed to be a big ballad on the album, but I’m not giving it to ’em! If we’re gonna really, dramatically slow things down, I’ve got to be singing some shit,” Mars said. Mars also dropped a David Guetta remix of “Versace on the Floor” in July.
On Saturday, Mars announced that he would donate $1 million from his Detroit-area concert to an organization fighting the Flint water crisis.