On Tuesday (May 23), AI artist David Zinyama took to Instagram to upload a slide show featuring elderly adaptations of Beyoncé, Jigga, Cardi B, Ye, Nicki, Lil Wayne, Usher, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and DJ Khaled.
Met with mixed reactions, people flooded the comments section to share both their amusement and complete disbelief over seeing their favorite celebrities with a few extra years on them.
“Kendrick Lamar looking like a mix between Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman,” one person said, while another wrote: “Khaled looking like a store owner in Brooklyn.” A third person made a stark comparison by saying that “Beyoncé looks more like LaLa.”
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AI has ran rampant within the music industry over the last few months. Recently, Lil Baby was unimpressed by an AI-inspired filter that turned him into an animated version of himself.
The rapper decided to have some fun with TikTok’s AI filter, making an animated version of himself. Although the cartoon image was pretty solid, the eyes were noticeably off. “Awww, hell nah, I know my fans can do better than this,” he said before inviting fans to turn him into a mummy.
The move seems to be in line with his new manga-inspired collaboration with AXE Body Spray. The rapper has teamed up with the fragrance company for his own special product, Golden Manga.
The Black Eyed Peas founder stopped by Sirius XM, where he spoke extensively to DJ Whoo Kid and his co-hosts, Mack and Jen, about the growing influence of AI. The co-hosts asked him whether he believes that artists should be concerned about this new technology, and the “Let’s Get It Started” rapper didn’t hold back on his thoughts.
“We all have voices, and everyone’s compromised because there are no rights or ownership to your facial math or your voice frequency,” he said. “So, forget songs. Banks. People calling up your bank pretending to be you. Forget songs. Just family matters and wiring money. You’re getting a FaceTime or a Zoom call and because there’s no intelligence on the call, there’s nothing to authenticate AI call or a person call.”
He continued: “That’s the urgent thing, protecting our facial math. I am my face math. I don’t own that. I own the rights to ‘I Got A Feeling’, I own the rights to the songs I wrote, but I don’t own the rights to my face or my voice? There’s new laws and new industries about to boof. This time next year you’ll be like, ‘will.i.am said that on that radio station.’
“Fact is, these are all new parameters that we’re all trying to navigate around because the technology is that amazing and with amazingness comes regulations and governance that we have yet to implement.”