Fat Joe and Comedian Tiffany Haddish Recreate Kanye West’s “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” Moment in “Pick It Up” Video Featuring Dre
Almost 13 years ago, Kanye West famously used a Hurricane Katrina telethon event to proclaim that then-President George W. Bush "doesn't care about Black people." Now, Fat Joe's teamed with comedian Tiffany Haddish to recreate that iconic moment in his new video for his Dre-assisted single, "Pick It Up." Guess who's his G.W.?
The video begins with what appears to be a mock telethon for Hurricane Maria, which swept through Puerto Rico and surrounding areas last fall. Haddish essentially plays the part of Mike Myers, who stood stunned next to Yeezy when he made his anti-Bush comments years ago. After she reports that over 75 percent of Puerto Ricans are living without power, Joey Crack delivers his iteration of Yeezy's comment.
"Donald Trump don't like Brown and Black people," says Fat Joe, who teamed with Tidal to support Hurricane Maria relief last fall. From there, Haddish curses out the Bronx rapper, and the video cuts back to the actual song.
The video, which is a Tidal exclusive, finds Fat Joe and Dre turning up in Las Vegas, hitting a casino as they post up with an entourage of models. It's a lush video for a track that uses a sample of 2Pac's "Ambitionz Az a Ridah."
Tidal has also uploaded some behind-the-scenes footage of the video shoot for the new visual. In that clip, we see Joey and Dre having some fun on the set of the video, also praising Tidal for their work helping the world at large.
In related news, Fat Joe's also announced a brand new Tidal broadcast. It goes live on Monday (Jan. 22), and one of the episodes will include a roundtable discussion with Remy Ma, Swizz Beatz, The LOX and DJ Clark Kent. Once live, you can listen to it on Tidal's official website.
Check out snippets of Fat Joe's new video, behind-the-scenes footage and a clip of Kanye's epic G.W. moment below.
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