Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae star in 'Friends'-inspired Jay-Z

  • Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae star in 'Friends'-inspired Jay-Z

Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae star in 'Friends'-inspired Jay-Z

According to Billboard, the video opens with Chandler (Stanfield) and Joey (Howery) hanging out in Monica's (Thompson) apartment.

In an example of ideal casting which will make you wish Jay Z's version of Friendswas a real show, Issa Rae replaces Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green.

In the video, Black persons are being made to do things the way white people do and they're not really rolling with the flow.

The video takes a sudden turn the show takes a break and Carmichael chats with fellow comedian Hannibal Buress who proclaims, "It was bad, man".

Netizens quickly picked up that Jay-Z and director Alan Yang were also referencing the fact that Friends allegedly ripped off another '90s show titled Living Single.

Carmichael says it's supposed to be subversive, but Buress argues they're just subverting good comedy.

Even for those of us who grew up loving Friends, there's a lot that has always stood in the way of being able to fully enjoy the show, especially on modern rewatch. Many reactions haven't got past the idea of a "black Friends" with some calling for a full 30-minute show with the black cast.

That line, and the song's title, is an allusion to the unprecedented Oscars flub, when La La Land was mistakenly named the victor of best picture rather than the actual victor, Moonlight. There, he sits on the bench and gazes up at the moon shining down on him. At the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced "LaLa Land" as the victor in the Best Picture category.

At this stage, the video is a TIDAL exclusive, but the clip is set to be available for the general public next week.