The Celebrity Music Video Cameos You Definitely Forgot About
Remember when Sacha Baron Cohen was in a Madonna music video, as Ali G? This week, 'The Loop' is all about celeb cameos in music videos, so we thought we'd round up some of our faves.
Fall Out Boy - Thnk Fr Th Mmrs
Celebrity cameo: Kim Kardashian
The year was 2007, a time long before Kim K was an inescapable household name. Here, she plays Pete Wentz' love interest and sits next to some monkeys. 2019 Kimmi would never.
Will Smith - Miami
Celebrity Cameo: Eva Mendes
Way back in 1997, before the new Willenium, Will Smith tapped Eva Mendes for a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance in his "Miami" music video. The pair would then go on to be reunited in the 2005 rom-com, 'Hitch'.
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
Celebrity Cameo: Kathy Griffin
Back when Kathy was livin' large on the D-List, she leapt at the opportunity to play a nurse in "The Real Slim Shady". The pair actually have more in common than you might think -- both of them have publicly come for Trump since his election.
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
Celebrity Cameo: Kirsten Dunst
Playing Darren Hayes' commuter love interest, Kiki's role is basically to be pretty and share stolen glances with Darren and tbh, it's great.
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
Celebrity Cameo: Alexander Skarsgård
The year was 2008 and two things were very hot: Lady Gaga and 'True Blood'. The "Paparazzi" video combines the two, so honestly, what's not to love?!
Kesha - Blow
Celebrity Cameo: James Van Der Beek
In a fantastical clip that features unicorn-men sipping champagne, James "Van Der Douche", as Kesha calls him, plays himself and says the line: "I don't appreciate you slandering my name, Ke-dollar sign-ha". They also discuss cheese and have a rainbow laser tag war. It's a lot, and it's great.
Britney Spears - Boys
Celebrity Cameos: DJ Qualls, Pharrell, Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Jason Priestley
Remember when Britney was in 'Austin Powers Goldmember' for like two minutes? Well, she packed out her music video for "Boys" with cameos galore in a clip that ends with Miss Brit running off with Austin Powers. Groovy, baby!
Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money
Celebrity Cameo: Mads Mikkelsen
This 'Kill Bill' meets 'Spring Breakers' clip is seven minutes of incredible Rihanna chaos, and features some sweet Rih-venge as she, you know... chops him up. Don't mess with Rih!
Limp Bizkit - Rollin'
Celebrity Cameos: Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff
Honestly, we'd kind of forgotten that this song is an absolute banger??? The video also features Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff playing celebs who mistake Fred Durst for a valet. Honestly there's no way to tell if this was scripted or if that just happened to take place at just the right moment, you know?
Smash Mouth - Can't Get Enough of You Baby
Celebrity Cameo: Jennifer Love Hewitt
You know, everyone always talks about "All Star", and that's great! It's an undeniable classic, and all. But can we just take a moment to stop sleeping on "Can't Get Enough of You Baby", Smash Mouth's most slept on hit? J-Love knows!!!
Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me
Celebrity Cameo: Michael Madsen
Nothing like a cast member of 'Reservoir Dogs' growling at you to amp up the DRAMA in your music video, right? It's cinema, and we stan.
One Direction - Steal My Girl
Celebrity Cameo: Danny DeVito
A God amongst men, Danny DeVito plays an eccentric music video director and it is as flawless as you would expect.
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Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around... Comes Around
Celebrity Cameo: Scarlett Johansson
TBH, the best bit is where JT says "I happen to think I'm a lot of fun" and then Scar-Jo scoffs, but also, the song IS a bop.
Madonna - Music
Celebrity Cameo: Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G
"Is you Madonna?!" The year was 2000, and Ali G was everywhere. As always, Madge had her finger on the pulse, and quickly snapped Sacha up to play Ali G in her "Music" video.
Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
Celebrity Cameo: Wentworth Miller
We've already spoken about how this is one of the greatest songs of all time (no, we're not taking questions or comments at this time!!! Facts are facts!!!), so we'll just mention that 'Prison Break's' Wentworth Miller cameos in this, and he's a hottie worth becoming a runaway bride for.
LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking
Celebrity Cameo: David Hasselhoff
This video is seven minutes long! Remember when LMFAO were inescapable for like a full year? What a time that was. Anyway, The Hoff turns up and looks pretty bewildered, and it's a real mood, all things considered.
Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You
Celebrity Cameo: Tom Hanks
Bringing Canada's pop princess and America's favourite actor together in one video, "I Really Like You" stars two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in what may be the most joy-inducing video of all time. This video just cleared up the skin of everyone in the 10 daily offices!
J-Lo - Jenny From The Block
Celebrity Cameo: Ben Affleck
Eat your heart out, Carly, because J-Lo ALSO got a two-time Oscar winner to guest in her music video, although this one is noticeably different in tone. This one is less "what a happy video" and more like, "lol remember when they were a couple? Remember when J-Lo's butt was the most famous butt in the world? Let's watch Bennifer canoodle!"
Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry
Celebrity Cameo: Milo Ventimiglia
Long before he was making everyone cry on 'This Is Us', Milo Ventimiglia was forcing Fergie to learn how to be a big girl -- and NOT cry! -- in this break-up bop.
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
Celebrity Cameo: Christopher Walken
Our thoughts about this video are best summed up by this gif: