Jay-Z releases all African American cast version of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for ‘Moonlight’ music video

Screengrab from the clip of Jay-Z ‘Moonlight’ music video, shared by director Alan Yang via his Twitter handle.

LONDON: ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S.’ is BACK! But, in a music video and without the original cast.

According to The Independent, Jay-Z has released his very own version of beloved sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. featuring an all African-American cast.

The brand new video for ‘4:44’ track ‘Moonlight,’ which was exclusively unveiled on Tidal, also references the Best Picture error which rocked this year’s Academy Awards when ‘La La Land’ was incorrectly named as the evening’s biggest winner in place of the song’s namesake, Barry Jenkins drama ‘Moonlight’.

The ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S.’ re-imagining was directed by Alan Yang – co-creator and star of Netflix series ‘Master of None’ – and it features Jerrod Carmichael, ‘Get Out’ star Lil Rel Howery and Issa Rae (U.S. series Insecure) in the roles of Ross, Joey and Rachel.

Making up the rest of the collection is Emmy-nominated Atlanta star Lakeith Stanfield as Chandler, Tessa Thompson (Westworld, Thor Ragnarok) as Monica and Tiffany Haddish, who can currently be seen in new film ‘Girls Trip,’ playing Phoebe.

Yang also shared a 15-second clip from the music video on his Twitter handle.

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