Indio, CA – Lil Dicky is making his presence felt in Coachella’s final weekend with 32 of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars as cartoon animals in his latest video.
The Philadelphia rapper and comedian debuted his new animated video “Earth” as an ode to Earth Day on April 22.
The video begins in Los Angeles addressing wildfires and climate change on a local news channel. Lil Dicky encounters a group of roguish kids who kick over a trash can therefter and admonishes them to pick up the garbage.
After a mysterious book falls out the litter, one of the kids opens it and the scene morphes into cartoon safari filled with animals similar to the Madagascar Disney film series.
Dicky begins the song with the chorus “We love the earth” with an animated version of himself in the jungle. Justin Bieber come forth to start the first verse as a baboon, Ariana Grande is a zebra and Halsey sings as a lion cub, and, to no surprise, Snoop Dogg is a marijuana plant.
Plus, Ed Sheeran plays a koala and Kevin Hart’s variant is, well, Kanye West in the wild.
Lil Dicky made a guest appearance on daytime talk show Ellen to discuss his star-studded video on Wednesday (April 18). He spoke about meeting with Leonardo DiCaprio and the profits from the song’s sale going to the actor’s Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation that focuses on environmental preservation and global effect from climate change.
“When I started making the song, I didn’t notice the facts at hand,” Lil Dicky said. “We have 12 years to completely change the way we do things on earth and the damage is irreversible.
“And within our lifetime, well within our lifetime, crazy things are going to happen. Floods, food shortages, bad air. Millions of people, this soon.”
You can watch the interview with Ellen Degeneres in the clip below and the “Earth” video above.