Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

COULD We Be about [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

COULD We Be about [...]

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? COULD we be about to see a return to Manchester for football star Mario Balotelli? No, not on the football field, but rather to support one of the pals he made while here at Manchester City, rising rap star RIO Nelson.

RIO struck up a friendship with Mario when they met in the same barber shop in the city.

And Mario agreed to star in RIO's music video to track Can't Stop We last year, hitting the headlines in the process.

Now, with RIO about to play two sold out headlining gigs at Dry Live in Manchester at the weekend, the rapper tells me that Mario, who scored the winner for Italy in the weekend's Confederations Cup, has said he will try to get here to support his pal if he can.

RIO says: "Mario became a good friend when he was here in Manchester, and we've stayed in touch since he went back to Italy. …

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