Though he typically makes pretty literal videos, St. Louis rapper Nelly has taken a more artsy turn with the visual for his new hit, “Just a Dream.” In the Inception-inspired clip, Nelly takes a walk alone on the beach, thinking about a woman he couldn’t commit to. As a house, wedding ring, and car float around him, he recalls the good times with her. And then it goes south. The house crumbles while the car and ring burn. And just like the movie, there’s an unclear conclusion. Nelly’s love drowns in the ocean, refusing his attempts to save her. But just before we see her fade completely, Nelly wakes up in his car. Was it all a dream? You be the judge when you check out the video after the jump.

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