Rapper Wale shows just how much of a gentlemen he is in his new video for “Diary,” the latest offering from the D.C. native’s debut album Attention Deficit, in stores now. Director Rik Cordero explained the concept of the clip to MTV News:

“What he wanted to do was kind of show that we, as men, when we approach a girl, we don’t always know exactly what her past was,” Rik Cordero, who helmed the shoot, told MTV News. “Whether she was angry or felt a sort of way because another dude made a mistake that we have to pay for, that was the message Wale wanted to get across in this video.”

Check Wale’s new video below: