Lil Dicky has dropped his star-studded “Earth” song just in time for Earth Day.
The 31-year-old rapper and comedian, born David Burd, shared a short clip of the animated video and his thoughts on the “environmental crisis” during Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show:
[“It’s literally got 30 of the biggest artists in the world on it. And every artist plays a different animal – Justin Bieber’s a baboon. Ariana Grande’s a zebra. Ed Sheeran is a koala bear. I can do that 30 times over. It’s all about saving the Earth. There’s an environmental crisis going on right now.”]
Lil Dicky told Ellen he learned a lot about environmental concerns while creating the song and music video:
[“We have 12 years to completely change the way we do so many things on Earth or the damage is irreversible. Within our lifetime, well within our lifetime, crazy things are going to happen – floods, food shortages, bad air.”]
Proceeds from the song will be donated to environmental charities, in consultation with Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity foundation. “They’re gonna explain where they think the money is best served ‘cause they’re in this philanthropic space and I’m pretty new to the game,” Dicky told Ellen, adding, “I went to his house and we played pickleball, and we spoke about the Earth. And one thing I can tell you is that guy cares so much about the planet: Like, he gets really worked up talking about it.”
The video starts with the effects of climate change becoming evident in Los Angeles. Lil Dicky then encounters a group of kids who have knocked over a trash can and he tells them to pick up the garbage. After some insults, one kid starts picking up the trash and finds a magical book that he opens, starting the song.
Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Wiz Khalifa, Halsey, and John Legend are just some of the many, many stars featured in the song and video.
For more information on how to change the world go to https://welovetheearth.org/.