"The Boyega Is Mine" Is The '90s Parody Video You Didn't Know You Needed


Be prepared to get out your heart-eye emojis, because John Boyega parodied Brandy & Monica's "The Boy is Mine" during a recent skit on The Late Late Show. Words cannot fully describe just how hilarious this "The Boyega is Mine" really spoof is — or how into his role the actor gets.

Rehashing the video and Grammy Award winning song made famous by singers Brandy and Monica back in 1998, Late Late host James Corden and actor, Jeffrey Tambor, hilariously battle it out R&B style over the 25-year-old English hottie. Meanwhile Boyega, the lover boy in this sticky situation, finds himself stuck in the middle of the musical duel and attempts to play it coy, bouncing back and forth between Corden and Tambor throughout the video.

The resemblance between the original video and the revival is remarkable. Corden, who seemingly plays the role of Brandy in the clip, is decked out in a silk pajama set, while Tambor, who sang Monica's verses from the track, donned a pair of plaid pajamas. The parody of course starts off with a cautionary phone conversation between the romantic rivals and then kicks into full gear as Corden and Tambor begin to duke it out lyrically over Boyega's affection. Meanwhile, Boyega remains love torn in his portrayal of the Romeo-esque playboy originally played by actor Mekhi Phifer.

It goes without saying that Boyega has become somewhat of a Hollywood heartthrob since his debut in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, with this new video, it's clear that we're not the only ones swooning over the British hottie. At the very least, fans now have a new song to sing whenever a fight over who is most deserving of having the actor as their fictional boyfriend inevitably breaks out.

As for Boyega, well, he's certainly gotten himself some new fans with his good-natured and comedic turn in this video. Which, honestly, makes the song more relevant than ever, doesn't it?

It's time to throw it back to '98 — and to the empowering ending to the music video. As if you needed an excuse to watch it again.