‘Black Panther’ Parodies Jaden Smith’s “Icon” With Hilarious “Young King” Video
Black Panther should just be declared a global holiday. It has sparked so much creativity!
If you haven’t seen Black Panther please do yourself and the rest of Wakanda a favor and get out there and see it!
With the Marvel movie hitting the U.S. like a tsunami of awesomeness, everyone, hell I mean everyone is over the moon over the film’s performances, effects, and representation of black folks. The film has done so well for creativity that it has inspired memes, short clips and pictures all celebrating #WakandaForever.
Earlier this week, Nerdist Presents took the “Icon” video that was made by Jaden Smith and later parodied by his father, Will, and decided to put a Wakandan twist of their own. Transforming Jaden’s SYRE aesthetic to fit the Marvel superhero’s story. Beat is the same, while the lyrics are rewritten to frame T’Challa as a hero for the people (“I am just a young king living’).
Instead of pulling out the moonwalk and following Jaden and Will’s footsteps, the Wakandan royal one-ups them by dancing and fighting some random bad guys.
Watch “Young King” below and don’t forget to check out Black Panther when it opens nationwide tonight, Feb. 16.
SOURCE: Nerdist Presents