Not only did he go to see her and her incredible bottom at Manchester’s MEN on Monday, he’d tee’d up a meet and greet with her too.
However, rapper Nicki snubbed Mario after the gig because she was tired.
A source said: “Mario was gutted. He’s a big fan and turned up with gifts along with his other Man City team-mates.
“But Nicki was too tired after the gig and feasted on a massive Nando’s order instead — so he went home disappointed. He’d even bought a camera especially.”
It was probably for the best as Mario and the players were on strict no-party orders because they had to be up early to head to Amsterdam. The team flew out yesterday to face Ajax in the Champions League.
Mario will have kept a low profile after his snub, but his team-mates were up for socialising.