The music video, directed by Spliff TV and Maybach Music Films, was released to MGK's Vevo on November 16, 2011. The video depicts MGK at his girlfriend’s house having dinner with her parents along with the song’s featured artist Waka Flocka Flame. During dinner, the girl’s parents ask Waka Flocka Flame what he "does for a living," in which Waka Flocka Flame responds by hitting her father in the head with a glass bottle and the two artists answer with a wild warehouse performance of ‘Wild Boy’ where stage diving, bonfires, Steve-O references and partying ensues. The video features cameo appearances from jeweler Johnny Dang, comedianKatt Williams, and rapper Layzie Bone.
The video for the remix was released April 26, 2012.
Though Wild Boy was not a chart topping success, the single went on to sell over 500,000 copies. Resulting in the single becoming certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).