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Jay-Z's "Moonlight" Video Remakes Friends With All Black Actors

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The video comes after Jay-Z's other memorable videos for "Adnis", "4:44", "The Story Of O.J.", "Kill Jay Z" and "Bam" with Damian Marley.

Get Out star Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield and comedian Jerrod Carmichael play the male protagonists, while Insecure creator Issa Rae, Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish and Tessa Thompson take on the female roles.

Numerous video's stars take part in a fun recreation of the famous "Friends" intro.

Whodini's single "Friends" scores over the short video in place of the show's original theme song, the Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For You". The new visual was directed by Alan Yang ("Master of None"). This follows Buress' opinion that the show is "basura".

For the video, Jay-Z inserts audio of the Oscar Best Picture mixup at the end of the clip.

This theme ties into the song's lyrics since Jay-Z makes a reference to the now-infamous Oscars mix-up that named La La Land as the Best Picture victor instead of the movie Moonlight. The soundbite highlights the mistake that was made when Moonlight should have been awarded the prestigious prize.

There's no stopping Jay-Z and his famous friends.

An extended version of the video "With Outtakes" also arrived today.

After Carmichael corrects him that, no, this is Friends, and he said yes because he thought it would be "subversive", Buress ribs him more: "You did a good job of subverting good comedy", he responds.



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