JAY-Z Parodies Friends With An All-Black Cast In New Music Video for 'Moonlight'

The song is totally about what you think it's about.

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JAY-Z has premiered the music video for his song 'Moonlight', and it's part parody, part social commentary.

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The video stars an-all black cast consisting of Lil Rel Howery, Issa Rae, Jerrod Carmichael, Tiffany Haddish, LaKeith Stanfield, and Tessa Thompson and opens up with them reenacting classic '90s sitcom Friends.

So the cast recreate scenes from Friends word for word, before the cast takes a break from their performance and Jerrod walks off to the side on his own.

He then has a totally meta conversation with comedian Hannibal Buress, talking about the supposed cultural impact of creating an all-black version of something that originally starred white people.

Jerrod then walks off the set as the song starts playing, eventually ending up on a bench and looking up into... the moonlight.

As the song title suggests (if you've not heard it before), the track references the breakout hit film Moonlight from earlier this year that pushed boundaries with its portrayal of black homosexuality.

More specifically, lyrics in the song reference La La Land and the Best Picture gaffe that undercut the moment of Moonlight's win.

Taking the Moonlight referencing even further, the film's star Mahershala Ali recently starred in the video for JAY-Z's 'Adnis'.

Both songs are taken from JAY-Z's new album 4:44, which was released at the end of June – just weeks after the artist welcomed twins with his wife Beyoncé.

From: Digital Spy