Offset tapped into his creative acting side to announce new music.
According to BET he paid homage to one of the wildest interviews in music history.
In a new post shared Monday (July 24), the Atlanta native reenacts James Brown’s infamous 1988 CNN interview with reporter Sonya Friedman.
And as an added bonus to the hilarious spoof, Academy Award-winner Jamie Lee Curtis portrays the role of Friedman.
The Oscar winner starts the interview off by asking the “Clout” rapper, “Your fans are saying that there’s a lot of drama between you and your beautiful wife, Cardi B.” This is seemingly a reference to recent reports that the Bronx emcee cheated on The Migos alum.
However, much like Brown did nearly three decades ago, Offset dodged the question.
“There’s no problems,” he insists. He then bursts into laughter before revealing that he’s “out on love” and suggesting that they “talk about some music.”
Y’all ready for some new music???….JEALOUSY!! pic.twitter.com/s6DnWLze4i
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) July 24, 2023
“Y’all ready for some new music???….JEALOUSY!!” the “Ric Flair” rapper captioned his post.
Fans took to the clip almost immediately, praising the rapper for referencing the classic Brown interview in such a fun way.
“Offset is really giving pop culture king for recreating this James Brown interview with Jamie Lee,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another supporter hyped up the emcee for his creativity. “Offset GETS IT!!!” the Twitter user wrote. “Like yes bring back celebrities in music videos & just havin an actual THEME! Y’all really better pay Set attention [because] he’s up! This is what a BUDGET video looks like!!”
Listeners can expect to hear some new tunes from Offset on Friday, July 28th. And with promotion already in gear, it may be only a matter of time before fans get a full view of what the rapper has in the works.
If you have never seen the James Brown interview, watch below:
I feel like OFFSET is going to be one of the few who makes rap/hip hop exciting again.
This James Brown interview reference is dope ? https://t.co/J68gi8pQSe
— ?? SUH-RYE ? (@iamsarai) July 25, 2023
The People: do you want a rapper or a comedian?
— Melatonin Melanin (@illogikk) July 24, 2023
— duss (@dussincook) July 24, 2023