Issa Rae and Lil Rel Are Friends in the Teaser for a New Jay-Z Video! [WATCH]
Oh, to be Black, beautiful, rich and adored! Issa Rae and Lil Rel Howery are among good company in this teaser video for Jay-Z's song "Moonlight". The video is a direct reflection of the old sitcom "Friends" but with an all Black cast. Joining Rae and Howery on the couch are Lakeith Stanfield, Jerrod Carmichael, Tessa Thompson and Tiffany Haddish! If you don't have Tidal and can't watch the full video, here's the break down from Billboard:
"The visual accompaniment for "Moonlight" is a tribute to '90s sitcom Friends. The video begins with Chandler (played by Lakeith Stanfield) and Joey (played by Lil Rel Howery) in Monica's infamous purple apartment. Jerrod Carmichael takes on the role of Ross as he urges Joey, Chandler and Rachel to get ready for a formal event. The Alan Yang-directed video cuts to the opening credits of Friends, replacing the original theme song "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts with Whodini's 1984 single "Friends." Yang even throws in a subtle Get Out reference when Chandler gives up his chair to Joey.
Tessa Howard and Tiffany Haddish later make an appearance in the music video, before the scene cuts and the cast takes a breather. When Carmichael walks over to ask Hannibal Buress his opinion on the Friends scene, Buress bluntly states that the depiction was "garbage."
Issa Rae and Jerrod Carmichael escape from the sitcom set, as they walk through an empty studio. With JAY-Z's "Moonlight" playing in the background, Carmichael branches off on his own and opens up a door that leads to a bench in a grassy field. There, he sits on the bench and gazes up at the moon shining down on him."
Until the full video releases to the public, enjoy this short clip and take a trip down memory lane!