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Rapper and Comedian Lil Dicky Recruits 30+ Artists Including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber for Earth Day Video
Rapper and comedian Lil Dicky released a 7-minute climate change awareness song and video today, ahead of Earth Day on Monday, with proceeds going to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
The song, Earth features a smorgasbord of top-tier talent lending their voices to the animated animals in the video, with Ariana Grande as a zebra, Justin Beiber as a baboon, Snoop Dogg as a weed plant, Ed Sheeran as a Koala, Wiz Khalifa as a skunk, Kevin Hart as Kanye West, and many more.
A mere 7 hours after its release at midnight last night, "Earth" has already accumulated more than 2 million views. The video (which includes some NSFW language) directs those interested in more information to WeLoveTheEarth.org, and concludes with a warning that we only have 12 years left to turn things around.
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By Dr. Brian R. Shmaefsky
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