One year after swapping lives with Chris Brown in the hilarious video for “Freaky Friday,” Lil Dicky is out to save the planet with his latest epic collaboration “Earth,” which arrives just in time for Earth Day on Monday (April 22).
The song was produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat, while the star-studded video features 32 of the biggest artists in the world including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Sia, Rita Ora, and Katy Perry, along with Miguel, Lil Yachty, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, and more.
“We love the Earth / It is our planet / We love the Earth / It is our home,” sings Dicky.
Each celebrity takes on a different role in the animated clip, co-directed by The Directors Bureau’s Tony Yacenda and RYOT’s Nigel Tierney and Federico Heller. Justin Bieber is a baboon, Ariana Grande is a zebra, Ed Sheeran is a koala, Snoop Dogg is a marijuana plant, and Kevin Hart plays Kanye West.
With the help of his famous friends, the rapper-comedian hopes to create awareness about the climate change crisis. “It’s all about saving the Earth. There’s an environmental crisis going on right now,” Dicky told Ellen DeGeneres. “We have 12 years to completely change the way we do so many things on Earth or the damage is irreversible.”
A portion of profits from the song, music video, and merchandise will be allocated to select nonprofits identified by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to ensure the long-term health and wellbeing of Earth’s inhabitants. “That guy cares so much about the planet. He gets really worked up talking about it,” said Dicky of the Oscar-winning actor, who also makes a cameo in the video.
Watch “Earth” below.