AceShowbiz - Jay-Z's music video for "Family Feud" is here for viewing pleasure, after previewed in a teaser which featured his wife Beyonce Knowles and Blue Ivy. Turns out the full version is much more interesting than that, as it stars a bunch of notable actors.
Making its way out via Tidal, the clip which was directed by Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay sees Jay-Z confessing his sin in front of Beyonce. Blue Ivy, meanwhile, plays President of the United States of America in 2050 and is surrounded by strong women in the office.
Appearing in the video are Michael B. Jordan, Thandie Newton, Trevante Rhodes, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Brie Larson, Omari Hardwick, Rashida Jones, Mindy Kaling and Storm Reid among others. Mindy took to Instagram to share her photo with several celebrities appearing in the clip.
"Nobody wins when the family feuds Family Feud music video is now on Tidal directed by @ava #jayz," the comedian/actress captioned it.
Ava also shared behind-the-scenes pictures of the music video filming. She explained in one of her tweets, "The first scene focuses on errors. All families hurt each other. Mistakes are made. Expectations unmet. Jealousies fester."
Happy so many are enjoying our #FamilyFeudFilm! Sharing some behind the scenes tidbits and exclusive pictures in this thread. Thank you to @S_C_ for the strong collaboration. A pleasure and an honor. pic.twitter.com/SxCUiSqfHT— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 29, 2017
The first scene focuses on errors. All families hurt each other. Mistakes are made. Expectations unmet. Jealousies fester. Dramatizing that energy are @michaelb4jordan, @thandienewton + @_Trevante_. Some behind the scenes snaps of their gorgeousness... pic.twitter.com/fmctKrJfO8— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 29, 2017
Here are a few more images of Mike looking like the black Jedi knight I wish we had. Shout out to our on-set photographer #SerBaffo who I met a decade ago as a PA on my first doc. He did the damn thing here. Good work, gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/oyez5JSHKK— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 29, 2017
While people are still gushing about the star-studded music video, Lil Wayne and Drake release their "Family Feud" freestyle. Lifted off Weezy's "Dedication 6", it features the two rappers spitting their lines over Jigga's tune.
"I need my paper long like a milli verse, or too long like a sentence from a Philly judge, f**k is the point in all the beefing if we really blood?" Drake raps.