Steve Aoki neues Video zum globalen Mega-Hit überrascht mit Hollywood Cast

Steve Aoki neues Video zum globalen Mega-Hit überrascht mit Hollywood Cast

"Waste It On Me" feat. BTS aus seinem Album "Neon Future III" mutierte zum globalem Smash-Hit

Aus Zeitgründen stand die K-Pop Band BTS nicht für einen Dreh zur Verfügung. Kein geringerer als Joe Hahn von Linkin' Park hatte die grandiose Idee, das Video mit der asiatischen Hollywood A-Riege zu besetzen.  Mit dabei ist Ken Jeong in der Hauptrolle, dem prägnanten Charakter der "Hangover" Filme und Darsteller vom Überraschungs-Kinohit "Crazy Rich Asians"  als auch Herzensbrecher Ross Butler ("13 Reasons Why"). An seiner Seite spielt Steve Aoki' s Halbschwester Topmodel und Schauspielerin Devon Aoki. Sie alle partizipieren im Video für den weltweiten #1 Hit bei Apple Music.

Neben dem Video haben wir auch ein Making Of mit O-Tönen vom Cast und Steve Aoki zu diesem besonderen "asian cast  musicvideo".

Die Auflistung aller Schauspieler findet sich hier:

  • Ken Jeong (Hangover films, Crazy Rich Asians)
  • Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why)
  • Jamie Chung (Gifted, Sin City 2, Big Hero 6, Once Upon A Time)
  • Devon Aoki (Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious)
  • Leonardo Nam (Westworld)
  • Jimmy Yang (Silicon Valley, Crazy Rich Asians)
  • Jessica Lu (MTV’s Awkward)
  • Vincent Rodriguez (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

Steve Aokis aktuelle Single "Waste It On Me" feat. BTS hat sich zum globalen Smash-Hit mutiert.

Top 10 in UK, über 35 Mio Streams auf Spotify, allein auf das YouTube hatte nur das Lyrikvideo bereits mehr als 25 Mio.(!) Abrufe.

Es ist die erste rein englischsprachige Single der K-Pop Band unter der Ägide von Steve Aoki. Der Track findet sich auf AokI's neuem Album "Neon Future III".

“When I found out that  ‘Waste It On Me’ was the number one song in the world on Apple Music I realized that this track represented more than just me and BTS," said Stevie Aoki. "It’s bigger than music and we hope to show other Asians they are also apart of the global commercial musical landscape. 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. The video tells the story of “Waste It On Me” in an incredibly funny, witty, and clever manner. I want to give a big shoutout to all the incredible actors and people who made this video happen: Joe Hahn, Jessica Lu, Ben Baller, Devon Aoki, Jimmy Yang, Ross Butler, Ken Jeong, Jamie Chung, Jinny Chung, Jared Eng, Steve Aoki, Tiffany Ma, and everyone else. Please watch and enjoy the music video."

“I absolutely loved working on this video,” said Ken Jeong. “It's so cool to be apart of the number one the WORLD. It’s even cooler that I’m working with my friends, a stellar all Asian-American crew in front of and behind the camera.”

“Steve Aoki is an icon and I was so pumped when he asked me to be a part of this video he put together,” said Ross Butler. “We had hung out a couple months before the video shoot and I got to get an inside look into how creative and driven he was and immediately, we agreed we had to collaborate on something, anything. The whole process was just flat out fun, can't wait to work with the Aoki family again. Fingers crossed.”

“I’m so excited to be a part of this video for my big brother Steve,” said Devon Aoki. “It was a lot of fun shooting with an all Asian cast and celebrating what it means to be Asian American. It felt really good being there together as a group, representing our backgrounds as well as what makes us unique. I love my brother and it means the world for me to stand beside him—I will always be there to support him and of course to remind him where we come from...AOKI FAM!”

“I’m thrilled that I got a chance to be a part of this music video,” said Chung. “We are continuing the celebration of Asian Americans.”


Julia Bergold PR Manager, KIMKOM - Artist & Brand Communication
Stefanie Kim Director PR, KIMKOM - Artist & Brand Communication
Julia Bergold PR Manager, KIMKOM - Artist & Brand Communication
Stefanie Kim Director PR, KIMKOM - Artist & Brand Communication
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