Details You Missed In DJ Khaled And Drake's New Music Video

From the same director that gave us "Hotline Bling," Director X, DJ Khaled and Drake's new music video for their single "Popstar" premiered in the first week of September 2020 with a surprise celebrity star.

In the eight-minute video, pop star Justin Bieber takes the place of Drake, lip-syncing Drake's lyrics to the 2020 hip-hop collaboration. The video comes after the former Degrassi star released a video for "Laugh Now Cry Later" in August 2020, in which he practiced his acting chops with a slight on-screen cry and hints to his upcoming Nike collection.

But for the music video for "Popstar," it was Justin Bieber's acting that was put to the test. The video features Bieber dancing around a huge mansion party, proclaiming "I'm a pop star, but this s**t ain't bubblegum."

According to Variety, the video gained over 3 million views in the first 10 hours of its release. But, with a star like Bieber at the forefront and plenty of surprises along the way, the video for "Popstar" may be in line to have as much attention and rave reviews as "Hotline Bling." Here are all the details you may have missed in the lengthy video.

DJ Khaled is the annoying FaceTime friend

DJ Khaled and Drake have collaborated multiple times in the past, bringing hip-hop fans 2011's "I'm On One," 2013's "No New Friends," and 2016's "For Free." All three songs reached the Billboard Hot 100, and in 2020, the two joined forces again for "Greece" and "Popstar." 

So what's it like for these two hip-hop artists to join forces? Well, according to Drake in the new "Popstar" video, it's a lot of work. Many people have that one friend during the COVID-19 pandemic who won't stop FaceTiming them, and for rapper (or should we say pop star?) Drake, that person is DJ Khaled.

The music video first opens with a missed FaceTime call from DJ Khaled. Drake picks up the phone to listen to Khaled's message on his machine, triggering a montage of Khaled leaving Drake endless messages about the need to shoot a music video for "Popstar."

"This guy is off his rocker. Every five seconds on my phone [he's] asking me for something," says Drake in the video. "It's like I already gave him the songs, and now he wants a video, and I can't do a video. I can't even make my own album in peace. I can't even leave the country and this guy wants me to do a video for him" (via Entertainment Weekly).

What's Drake's solution? He calls in a favor from a fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber has portraits of himself

Justin Bieber takes over for Drake throughout the entire music video for "Popstar." He wakes up from a bed with a headboard that features DJ Khaled's signature phrase "Another One" to host a no-holds-barred video party. If there's anything to learn from the video, it's that pop stars like big mansions, big parties, lots of outfit changes, and themselves.

The rich and famous have a tendency to do ostentatious things and show themselves impeccable self-love. From Kris Jenner's wax figure of herself in her house, to Usher admitting to making love to his own songs, it's no surprise that as Justin Bieber dances around a mansion in the "Popstar" video, portraits of Bieber pop up throughout the house.

The pop star has a pop art style portrait of himself in the stairway of the huge house where the "Popstar" video takes place. Towards the end of the video, a second portrait of Bieber with his dog appears. Aside from massive portraits of himself, Bieber also has his own Top 10 single "Baby" as the ringtone song for Drake in his phone... at least, in the video.

Hailey Bieber and Scooter Braun made cameos

In keeping with the ostentatious superstar lifestyle featured in DJ Khaled and Drake's new music video for "Popstar," star Justin Bieber had a few surprise celebrity guests make an appearance. What's a good celebrity party without celebrities?

The first to make an appearance, aside from the surprise lead of the video Bieber himself, was Scooter Braun. Drake's lyrics, "You would probably think my manager is Scooter Braun," cue the music manager in for a few seconds of dancing with Bieber. Although Scooter Braun isn't Drake's manager, he is Bieber's in real life, as well as Ariana Grande's (who's also name-dropped in the single), Demi Lovato's, J Balvin's, and more.

Other cameos in the music video include social media influencers like King Bach. Drake also shouts out other celebs in the lyrics, including Bieber's ex Selena Gomez. One line seemingly explains Bieber's starring role: "S**t don't even usually get this big without a Bieber face."

At the end of the music video, the "Sorry" singer wakes up from the "Popstar" dream next to his wife, model Hailey Bieber

"Popstar" is a single off of DJ Khaled's upcoming album Khaled Khaled, according to Variety. We'll have to wait and see if Bieber also has a track on the new album — and maybe he'll give Drake a call to return the favor of starring in his video.