Jay Z’s music video for “Family Feud” just dropped, and it most definitely lives up to the previously released teaser. While we already knew that Blue Ivy and Beyoncé would be playing a big part in the video, they’re not the only famous faces putting in an appearance. And as the video is directed by renowned movie director Ava DuVernay, the result is nothing short of spectacular.
One of the most exciting elements of “Family Feud” is its gathering of powerful Hollywood women. Starring Mindy Kaling, Brie Larson, Rosario Dawson, Janet Mock, Jessica Chastain, Thandie Newton, and Rashida Jones, under DuVernay’s stunning direction, the futuristic music video shows a world remade. Instead of Founding Fathers, the array of famous women represent the Founding Mothers. And as Bustle notes, “the most amazing aspect is definitely the fact that they’re being led by Blue Ivy as the future president—a role which is played by This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson.” And obviously, the internet is more than ready for this development.
While present day Jay-Z goes to confession, and worships at Beyoncé’s pulpit, the queen herself dressed all in black like she’s mourning, past Jay-Z’s misdemeanors are on full display. But it’s clear that Jay-Z is building a new future in “Family Feud,” and embracing the importance of the powerful women in his life, and in the world.
Director DuVernay tweeted, “The Founding Mothers. What else is there to say? I believe in our power. And I appreciate these dynamic artists who came out on a Saturday to represent all kinds of women at the table.” And at around 8 minutes long, the “Family Feud” film is another filmic masterpiece by DuVernay, with jaw dropping cinematography, and truly amazing performances by all involved.
Watch the full video now over on TIDAL: