Justin Bieber stars in Drake and DJ Khaled's 'Popstar' music video

'You would probably think my manager is Scooter Braun.'
September 4, 2020 10:42 a.m. EST
September 9, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST
What do you do if the ongoing border closure and global pandemic makes shooting a music video almost impossible? If you’re Drake, you call in a favour from your Canadian popstar friend, Justin Bieber. That’s exactly what Drizzy did when filming his latest DJ Khaled collaboration “Popstar,” getting the world’s biggest popstar to lip sync his way through a house filled with beautiful women, Instagram influencers and giant paintings of the Biebs. TBH, this is essentially how we picture a Thursday night in the life of a popstar.The eight-minute tongue-in-cheek video opens with a montage of clips showing “Popstar” producer DJ Khaled repeatedly calling Drake and asking him to come up with a solution for filming a music video for their collaboration. Sitting in his recording studio with his head of security, Nessel “Chubbs” Beezer, Drake hilariously mimics Khaled’s insistence that the rapper give him ‘another one.’ “I can't even leave the country and this guy wants me to do a video for him,” says Drake. “There's one thing I can do for sure, but I'm gonna have to call in a favour though.”
That favour is calling friend Justin Bieber, whom Drake name checks on “Popstar.” Bieber easily slides back into his role as a partying popstar for the video, which shows the Grammy winner waking up in a mansion that is in the midst of a giant party. Recreating some of Drake’s most iconic dance moves, a Versace-clad Bieber lip syncs his way through the house, delivering lines like “Shit don't even usually get this big without a Bieber face.”Dance-offs and photoshoots are filmed with the Biebs surrounded by social media influencers like King Bach. Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun makes a cameo just in time for his shout-out, with Drake rapping “You would probably think my manager is Scooter Braun.” Bieber even performs a lyric that mentions ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, rapping “Look, Ariana, Selena, my Visa.”The hilarious video ends with Bieber waking up and telling wife Hailey Bieber that he dreamt Drake asked him to be in a video. The pair then take their dog for a walk when Bieber’s phone rings, showing Drake’s name on the caller ID. The ringtone is set to “Baby,” a callback to Drake’s blink and you’ll miss it cameo in Bieber’s massive 2010 music video. Still a jam.The three men kept up the music video’s narrative on social media. Sharing the Director X video on Instagram, Drake wrote “Thanks JB...I owe u you one,” with DJ Khaled jumping in the comments to add “Thank u DRAKE AND JB I OWE U YALL A FEW!!!!!!!!!” Bieber responded to the men, writing “anytime,” while sharing the 8-minute video, which includes outtakes.The video acts as pseudo-reunion for Bieber and DJ Khaled, who worked together on “I’m The One” in 2017 and again in 2019 on “No Brainer.” In addition to “Popstar,” Drake and Khaled also released the single “Greece” in July.“Popstar” is the latest video from Drake, who has been staying busy during quarantine by releasing the Dark Lane Demo Tapes and working on his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy. The Toronto native also shot a video for his single “Toosie Slide,” giving fans a tour of his massive home in the 6ix. Contrary to what Drizzy said at the top of the“Popstar” video, the Canadian musician is able to enter the U.S. and filmed a video for “Laugh Now Cry Later” at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Just don’t tell DJ Khaled.[video_embed id='2021405']BEFORE YOU GO: Woman films creepy doll moving on its own[/video_embed]

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