Offset has paid homage to James Brown by spoofing one of his most famous interviews in promote his upcoming single, and also took a moment to laugh off reports of “drama” between him and his wife Cardi B.
The hilarious spoof interview was posted to Offset’s Instagram on Monday (July 24), and featured an appearance from Academy Award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who conducted the interview.
“Your fans are saying there’s a lot of drama between you and your beautiful wife, Cardi B,” Jamie Lee said.
“HAAAA!” Offset replied while channeling the Godfather of Soul, wig and all.
“Okay, you’re not gonna answer my fucking question are you?” Jamie Lee responded, growing annoyed.
The hilarious duo then went back and forth, with the Migos rapper barely acknowledging Jamie Lee’s questions and instead yelling out random phrases and lyrics.
“Let’s talk about some music,” he finally says before the interview cuts off, with a message reading “July 28th,” the release date of his new song.
The teaser prompted hilarious reactions from Ludacris, Pharrell, 2 Chainz, Timbaland and Fabolous in the comments section, with Luda writing: “Yoooooooooo!!!” along with several laughing face emojis.
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The hilarious teaser pays homage to James Brown’s awkward 1988 interview with CNN, in which he wouldn’t answer any questions regarding an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations he assaulted his wife with a lead pipe and fired a gun at a car she was in.
During the interview, Brown broke out into a rendition of “Living in America,” while adding awkward clarifying statements such as: “There’s nothing wrong.”
It was alleged that Brown was in the midst of a PCP episode during filming, though it’s never been proven.
Offset’s teaser comes after Cardi B claimed during a Twitter Spaces conversation back in June that she would happily divorce her husband if he ever got out of line.
“I don’t be outside like that, so when I do be outside, these ballplayers, these rappers, and these dudes — they see me,” she said. “And their voices start trembling. They be nervous! Because I’m a bad bitch! You don’t got that — I got that.”
She continued: “So every time you try to bring turmoil to my marriage, I’m just saying, y’all know what’s gonna happen next. We’re gonna get a divorce, and people are gonna be mad nosey, and mad happy.
“I’m gonna make an album, and people are gonna wanna hear the album because of it. Another rich n-gga’s gonna cuff me. And what? What’ll be the point that y’all are tryna make?”
Offset later seemed to respond directly to Cardi B’s comments, first tweeting three laughing face emojis, then writing: “Fly like a bird.”
The “Clout” hitmaker had previously delayed his new solo album following the death of TakeOff last November. The project will serve as the follow-up to his 2019 debut Father of 4.