Lil Dicky's 'Earth' music video uses Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande's star power to spread awareness about climate change

Dicky released the animated clip for the song 'Earth' on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a zebra.


                            Lil Dicky's 'Earth' music video uses Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande's star power to spread awareness about climate change

NEW YORK: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday.

Dicky released the animated clip for the song “Earth” on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a zebra. The video, featuring 32 artists, also stars Ed Sheeran (koala), Miley Cyrus (elephant), Shawn Mendes (rhino), Katy Perry (pony) and Kevin Hart as Kanye West.

Leonardo DiCaprio speaks onstage at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala at Jackson Park Ranch on September 15, 2018 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation)

The proceeds from the event will be going to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.  Hours after its release at midnight on April 18, "Earth" has already accumulated more than 5 million views. The video (which includes some NSFW language) directs those interested in more information to WeLoveTheEarth.org, and also adds a warning that we only have 12 years left to turn things around.

Dicky, best known for his 2018 hit “Freak Friday” with Chris Brown, says he “didn’t really realize how insane our climate crisis is and how screwed humanity is about to be.”

He adds, “If we don’t get our act together now, and change a lot about our fundamental behavior, Earth will become unlivable alarmingly soon.”

This video is not only a song (produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat), it’s also a short film, a music-led initiative to raise awareness for climate change and an extravagant Earth Day celebration.