Jay-Z Remakes 'Friends' With New 'Moonlight' Video

by Wade Massey August 8, 2017, 0:09
Jay-Z Remakes 'Friends' With New 'Moonlight' Video

By the video's end, the style changes from a splendid, sterile sitcom to something dreamier as Rae drives Carmichael off the soundstage and "Moonlight" starts playing. Insecure's Issa Rae steps in to play Rachel, writing on Instagram that there are "two things I NEVER thought I'd be able to say". Tiffany Haddish, who's having a moment following her starring role in Girls Trip, is Phoebe. It stars Tessa Thompson. The cast acts out the scene faithfully, with the audience laughing on cue.

From there, the video evolves into something much more, with Hannibal Buress acting as the voice of reason as Jerrod slowly realizes just what he's signed up for. It was whack as shit.

"It's Friends", Carmichael interjects, but Buress cuts him off: "Who asked for that?"

"Moonlight" is among the many standouts on Jay-Z's 4:44, which covers topics including his infidelities, his family and fallout with Kanye West.

He said the full music video will be available everywhere next week.

Ooh, la-la-la. JAY-Z continues to deliver cinematic visuals for standout songs off his recently-released 13th studio album, 4:44. The choice seems deliberate and poignant, considering that the stars of the all-black sitcom Living Single have long complained that their Fox show - which came first and also followed six friends living in apartments together in NY - never got the promotional support that the all-white Friends did.

"Friends" premiered a year after "Living Single".

After all they done stole, for real? The audio track fades as the camera focuses on a dazed-looking Carmichael. However, the cast of the music video appears to encounter some issues with their parts and before the public know what is happening the song "Moonlight" begins to play in the background.

We then see Carmichael sit down on a bench and look up at the sky as Warren Beatty's voice from the mix-up plays.


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