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JAY-Z Reimagines ‘Friends’ With an All-Star All-Black Cast in ‘Moonlight’ Video [WATCH]

JAY-Z has premiered “Moonlight,” the latest music video off of his acclaimed album 4:44. This visual is another Tidal exclusive, and it brings together plenty of familiar faces to reimagine beloved 90s sitcom Friends with an all-Black cast.

Insecure star Issa Rae is Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Tiffany Haddish from Girls Trip is Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) and Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson is Monica (Courteney Cox). Get Out‘s Lil Rel Howery plays Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Lakeith Stanfield of Atlanta fame is Chandler (Matthew Perry), with comedian Jerrod Carmichael rounding out things as Ross (David Schwimmer). Hannibal Buress makes a cameo appearance as himself.

Instead of opening with the famous “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts, the theme song is replaced with Whodini’s hip-hop classic “Friends.”

The visual switches moods midway as Carmichael’s character questions the role after Burress jokes about the premise being “garbage.” After resuming shooting this Friends episode, Carmichael appears to still be conflicted when the shoot is suddenly interrupted and Issa Rae leads him off set as the song begins.

The video eventually switches to Carmichael gazing up at the sky, seemingly pondering the project, as audio from the infamously bungled Best Picture announcement at the 2017 Oscars plays.

JAY-Z will be heading out on his 4:44 North American tour in October.

Watch the video on Tidal here.

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