Rolling Stone described the song as a "hip-hop ballad that showcases a sweeter, more tender side of the rapper, who is typically more bouncy and exuberant. The tempo is a bit slower than usual for both ladies, but they can't help but hit the stage with a lot of enthusiasm and energy." Robyn commented that she appreciated how Rye Rye took a sad, ballad song and interpolated it into a different style in a "Behind The Scenes" documentary.
Directed by Tim Nackashi and released on June 15, 2011, the music video for "Never Will Be Mine" has been described as a 'summer slow jam with some surprise glitches and turns along the way'. The video sees Rye Rye, accompanied by Robyn, lamenting over lost love as she walks through the graffiti strewn streets of Los Angeles. The collaboration has proved popular, gaining over 1.7 million views under a week.