FRIENDS! How Many Of Us Have Them? Jay-z's 4:44 Re-imagined The Original Friends
Jay-Z music mogul released a video on Friday, which was inspired by NBC’s iconic sitcom Friends — for his song “Moonlight” off his recent 4:44 album. The ensemble is made up entirely of black actors with lots of buzz.
Here’s what the gang looks like in Jay-Z’s iteration: Issa Rae (Insecure) is Rachel, Tessa Thompson (Westworld) is Monica, and Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) is Phoebe, while Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) is Ross, Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) is Chandler and Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show) is Joey. Comedian Hannibal Burress also puts in an appearance, playing himself. Exactly what the culture needed Jigga! haha
“Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang directed the video, which was released on Tidal at 4:44 p.m. ET on Friday. The full video will be available everywhere in a week, Yang said on Twitter.