Steve Aoki Drops Star-studded MV For “Waste It On Me” Collab With BTS
We are in love with how the music video of BTS and Steve Aoki’s collab “Waste It On Me” featured a full Asian cast!
Steve Aoki has finally dropped the much-anticipated music video for his collaboration with BTS titled “Waste It On Me” on November 19!
The music video for “Waste It On Me” went all out for Asian representation by employing an Asian director for a song created and sung by Asian artists, and starring an exclusively all Asian cast! The comedic music video showed several famous faces in a humorous skit and lipsynching to BTS and Steve Aoki’s “Waste It On Me”.
Taking on the center stage for the music video was none other than one of the most famous Asian-American stars in Hollywood – Ken Jeong, who you may know from the movie The Hangover and the 2018 hit film Crazy Rich Asians. One of Hollywood’s heartthrobs Ross Butler from 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale also made a significant appearance in the video.
More popular and successful Asians in the acting industry who were featured in the music video include The Gifted‘s Korean-American actress Jamie Chung, The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift‘s Argentine-Australian actor Leonardo Nam, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Filipino-American actor Vincent Rodriguez III, and New Girl‘s Jinny Chung.
Steve’s sister and actress Devon Aoki also participated in the video along with Chinese-Vietnamese YouTuber Tiffany Ma and Filipino-American stand-up comedian Jo Koy.
“It’s bigger than music. It represents a Korean band and one Asian-American DJ that can show other Asians they are also a part of the global commercial musical landscape,” Steve mentioned in his interview with People about the collaboration with BTS. “I feel so deeply about the Asian footprint in music culture that I wanted the music video to have an entirely Asian cast and director,” he added.
Watch the music video for “Waste It On Me” below: