Jay-Z just remade “Friends” in his new music video for “Moonlight,” and could we BE any more excited?
Jay-Z just made our day, our week, our month, and even our year. The rapper, producer, and all-around genius has blessed us with a music video for “Moonlight,” a song from his new album 4:44. But it’s not just a regular music video — it pays homage to one of our favorite TV shows of all time.
Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” music video is the Friends reboot we’ve been waiting for!
The video, which Jay-Z released on TIDAL, recreates the opening to the hit sitcom with an all-black cast. It stars some of our favorite people including Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, and Jerrod Carmichael.
To add to the excitement, the video was directed by Alan Yang, whose name and face you might recognize from Master of None.
Before you think we’re just getting a recreation of splashing around the water fountain, just you wait. The actors actually recreated exact scenes, verbatim, in a perfect replica of Monica and Rachel’s apartment.
In a brief but exclusive “Moonlight” clip from TIDAL, we see Lil Rel Howery as Joey, Lakeith Stanfield as Chandler, and Jerrod Carmichael as Ross. It’s a perfect remake of the opening scene from the Friends episode “The One Where No One’s Ready.” (One of the best episodes.)
“Moonlight” hits on topics like infidelity, Kanye West, and that incident in the elevator with Solange. Many believe the song’s title is a subtle jab at La La Land. The full video references the Moonlight v. La La Land Oscars mishap, and it’s not to be missed.
The “Moonlight” video will be public next week, but you can watch it now if you’re a loyal TIDAL subscriber.
Also — we’d definitely watch ten seasons of this Friends reboot.