Ahead of Earth Day (April 22), comedian and rapper Lil Dicky has brought together a bunch of the world’s biggest artists to raise awareness for climate change. The song, which took two-and-a-half or three years to complete, is kinda odd and kinda catchy but it’s doing its job and copping a lot of attention.
Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Psy, and Kris Wu‘s vocals all feature in the video and most of the stars appear as animated animals.
Grande is a zebra, Bieber a baboon, Halsey a little lion cub, Sia a kangaroo, Cyrus an elephant, Perry a little pony, Sheeran a koala, and Leonardo DiCaprio makes an animated appearance as well. His foundation collaborated with Lil Dicky on the project.
“Honestly everybody, scientists are saying that we only have about 12 years to turn this environmental crisis around or we’re screwed,” Lil Dicky says at the end of the video. He then directs viewers to the recently launched website, We Love The Earth.
“Thank you to Lil Dicky and all the artists that came together to make this happen,” DiCaprio tweeted after the song’s release. “Net profits from the song, video, and merchandise will go to many DiCaprio Foundation partners on the frontlines of implementing solutions to climate change.”
Thank you to @lildickytweets and all the artists that came together to make this happen. Net profits from the song, video, and merchandise will go to many @dicapriofdn partners on the frontlines of implementing solutions to climate change. #WeLoveTheEarth https://t.co/3u8cyA6NPq pic.twitter.com/cpMeTB4Ziq
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 19, 2019
Yesterday, Jason Momoa shaved off his magnificent beard to bring attention to aluminium recycling. The Aquaman actor encouraged fans to switch from bottled water to canned water in an effort to cut down plastic pollution.
“About 75 per cent of all aluminium ever used is still in circulation today and it’s 100 per cent recyclable so you drink the can and about in 60 days, it’ll be back. 100 per cent,” he says in a video posted to his YouTube channel and Instagram.
“So please, please, there’s a change coming, it’s aluminium, you better get rid of these plastic water bottles. Aquaman’s just trying to do the best he can for my kids, for your kids, for the world.”Image: Lil Dicky