JAY-Z continues to promote his amazing 13th studio album 4:44, with official visuals for the track “Moonlight.” The video start off with a spoofed version of the show Friends, filled with an all black cast of Issa Rae, Lil Rel Howery, Jerrod Carmichael, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Tiffany Haddish and Hannibal Burress. The music video is directed by Alan Yang, a co-director of Aziz Ansari’s dope Netflix series Master of None.
Speaking on the concept behind the video Alan Yang said: “It all happened so fast. Chaka came back to New York and I had to sell her on it a little bit because it’s such an insane idea. I don’t think she was super familiar with Friends, it’s not her jam, but I was like, “trust me, it’s a very popular show and this will be a weird but interesting thing for us to work on. It’s a provocative idea and I really believe in it.” So she sent the treatment to Jay and, I don’t know if this is true, but she said he really liked it. And then later, when we were deep into production, she pulled me aside and told me that after he finished reading the treatment, he felt like he wanted to cry. That’s a good sign!”