You need to see this: Drake premiered his "Energy" music video via Apple Music on Thursday and it boasts more "WTF?" moments than you can possibly handle. The strange clip parodies a number of memorable pop culture moments from the past several years (like Miley Cyrus' controversial "Wrecking Ball" treatment, for instance), and uses CGI to superimpose the 28-year-old rapper's face (or sometimes just specific features) onto other peoples' bodies. The effect allows him to transform into a variety of figures, ranging from LeBron James to President Obama. It's pretty cool (but also a little creepy).
According to Rap-Up, Drake told Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe on Thursday that he got his inspiration for the video from the face morphs in Michael Jackson's iconic "Black or White" visual:
I was like, "Man, you know, FX have come such a long way." I bet we could do something crazy with this and how many people in the world feel like they have enemies? Everywhere you go, there’s always someone who wants to pull you down and even celebrity friends of mine or people that I don’t know. I want people to rewind it a bunch of times and go and tell someone else to watch it. It’s shocking, it’s beautiful, it’s a lot of things.
I'm not sure about beautiful — but it's definitely interesting to watch! That being said, it left me with a lot of questions. Here are 13 major "WTF?" moments from Drake's "Energy" video:
Can We Talk About These Neck Swivels?
He's so talented.
Oprah...Is That You?
You look good, but different...
When This Bizarre Family Portrait Happens
What's going on here?
When Money Actually Talks
When Justin Bieber Checks Out His Own Package
Yup, still there. Phew.
Miley...Is That You?
This one's really trippy.
This Terrifying Mask
I'm going to have nightmares.
I believe this is Drake as former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Nailed it.
When This Woman Tells A Secret
What did she say? Was it important? Is this guy supposed to be, like, Hugh Hefner or something?? I'm confused.
Meghan Trainor...Is That You?
Possibly? I'm not sure.
Two Words: Drake Barbie
When President Obama Makes A Cameo
Well, I guess President Obama does have a lot of enemies (as do Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Rob Ford, etc.). I get it...I think.
And Now, Here's O.J. Simpson
I mean, OK.
Check out Drake's "Energy" video on Apple Music.
Images: Apple Music (14)