The cameo-packed visual followed a pensive Jerrod Carmichael as he executed but remained concerned about re-creating an all-Black Friends. And now, we have behind-the-scenes footage to the parody.
Released via TIDAL, the cast weighs in on joining the project.
Girls Trip's Tiffany Haddish (who takes on the role of Phoebe) jokes, "Anything that I can be a white woman in, I'm gonna do it," while Tessa Thompson (who plays Monica) gets to its true purpose, saying, "We wanted to have a conversation about diversity and inclusion, which is something that is really ripe in the cultural conversation at this moment."
Carmichael, who takes on the front-runner role of Ross, says, "[It's] subversive, in the truest sense of the word. I do think that it's like art, that'll make people think."
Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, and Lil Rel Howery round out the cast and offer up their opinions, as well. And Jesse Williams can be spotted on set, too.
Additionally, JAY-Z shared via TIDAL an extended version of the official video, now nearly 10 minutes long.
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