Who isn’t in rapper-comedian Lil Dicky’s new song about climate change?
Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Miguel, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Kris Wu and Psy.
It’s quite the lineup!
Even Hollywood movie star and activist Leonardo DiCaprio is involved.
And its animated music video, in which the celebrities appear as animals, is spreading its call to environmental action to millions and millions of people on YouTube.
“If we don’t completely redefine how we do everything on earth, from an energy perspective, from a food perspective, from a conserving nature perspective, in the next 12 years, the damage is irreversible and we’re screwed. Within our lifetime,” Lil Dicky, whose real name is David Burd, told Time magazine.
“What started as a silly joke of an idea along the way became the most important thing I’ll ever do,” added the funny man-musician, who himself courted controversy last year following his “Freaky Friday” collaboration with Chris Brown.
Blanco and Lil Dicky’s manager, music mogul Scooter Braun, reportedly helped recruit the global pop stars to sing for free on the song. Proceeds go toward nonprofits seeking solutions to climate change.
The release of the track is timely, given the 2018 publication of a United Nations report that warned the world had just 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe ― and the recent increase in public awareness on the issue.
The video for “Earth” was co-directed and co-produced by RYOT, which also produces branded content for HuffPost (both are owned by Verizon Media). You can check it out here:
In the clip below, Lil Dicky explains why “we have a big problem on our hands, guys, and that’s mostly driven by our behavior here on Earth”:
And here’s some of the reaction from the entertainers involved: