The short clip teasing the new music video for the collaboration track between Steve Aoki and BTS features an amazing cast of Asian-American stars.
On November 16, Steve Aoki excited fans with a teaser video of the highly anticipated music video for “Waste It On Me.”
The short clip alone features a prominent cast of Asian American stars with Hollywood actor Ken Jeong seemingly taking the lead role for the music video. The exclusive sneak peek shows Jeong vying for Devon Aoki, the track producer’s own sister best known for her role in 2003’s “2 Fast 2 Furious”, as she enjoys herself at a club with “Riverdale” and “13 Reasons Why” actor Ross Butler. The teaser also features a lineup of other Asian American stars lip-syncing to the track’s chorus, including the likes of Jinny Chung, Vincent Rodriguez, Leonardo Nam, Tiffany Ma, and Aoki himself.
Directed by Joe Hahn, the music video for “Waste It On Me” is set for release on November 19. Enthusiastic fans are already marking music video as an excellent moment for Asian representation. Aoki himself has given a few hints, commenting that the music video will be epic and cultural on the red carpet at the 2018 Latin GRAMMYs in Las Vegas. The EDM artist had also touched upon the important cultural message and significance to visibly seeing Asian Americans succeed on a podcast for Most Requested Live.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) November 16, 2018
Steve Aoki talks about Asian Americans featuring on the Waste It On Me MV pic.twitter.com/CuORgVWAb1
— 츄럿 (@churros_jk) November 17, 2018
The music video teaser comes shortly after the DJ had sent fans into a frenzy as he teased the music video’s cast through SnapChat filters. A number of ARMYs also took it upon themselves to further investigate, making any possible connections between the various social media accounts belonging to Asian American celebrities. The response to any information about the music video has been received well by fans. Ultimately, the “Waste It On Me” music video complements a song produced by two established Asian artists currently enjoying chart success; a celebration of Asian excellence.
San Francisco – wanna play a little game? If u head to @BobaGuys in the Mission today, u might find a snapchat filter revealing one of the stars of the #WasteItOnMe music video! Just saying… 😎 #BTSarmy
— Neon Future Aoki (@steveaoki) November 14, 2018
Yeah! Just got my matcha latte and #WasteItOnMe Snapchat filter at Boba Guys!!! @steveaoki thank you so much for promoting this song!! Can’t wait to see new MV featuring so many Asian stars 🌟 @BTS_twt
Also please everyone wear masks. Stay healthy in this smoky haze weather! pic.twitter.com/Z0rkQVIBCc
— atsuko | Waste It On Me a bop! (@atsuko_97) November 15, 2018
— tori (@ggukbear) November 16, 2018
Y'all…Asian actors are going to feature in the 'Waste it on Me' music video I'm sobbing this is incredible. pic.twitter.com/9SgeDcxzMi
— Joon's World 🌧 (@joonswrlds) November 14, 2018
so far what we got and understood is that our legend steve aoki has casted a whole bunch of amazing asian celebrities to be on waste it on me music video. THIS IS GONNA BE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT. we need NEED to make the music video viral when it's out.
— « (@happinesspjm) November 14, 2018
looks like there’s gonna be a lot of asian representation in the waste it on me mv omg that makes me so happy and i hope the mv becomes huge
— lily #WIOM (@functionbts) November 14, 2018
Thoughts? Are you excited for the music video? Can you spot your favourite Asian celebrity? Do you think we might get a cameo from BTS? 2018 has been such a big win for Asian representation! Tweet us at @ForeverBTScom!