John Mayer Hilariously Trolls the Celebrity 'Imagine' Video by Adding in an Ariana Grande Song
The musician recut the video with snippets of Ariana Grande's "Imagine" from her 2019 album Thank U, Next
The “Gravity” singer, 42, shared a mini episode of his Current Mood series on Instagram on Saturday, joking that he had been asked by the Wonder Woman star to be in the video montage, but he “totally misunderstood the assignment.”
“Hey everyone, John here with a Current Mood Mini, So this week, Gal Gadot and a bevy of other celebrities released a rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine.’ It went far and wide across the internet,” Mayer explained in the clip.
“I have to come clean about something,” he continued. “They actually asked me to be a part of it, and I totally misunderstood the assignment, and thought they wanted me to sing ‘Imagine‘ by Ariana Grande, from her 2019 smash hit album, Thank U, Next. They were nice enough to send over a cut. Take a look.”
“Click, click, click, and post/ Drip, drip, dripped in gold,” Mayer sings, before double checking that he got the Grande lyrics correct.
The two-minute, 13 second video continues with Mayer cutting in one more time with Grande, before he concludes his Current Mood Mini with a shrug.
“Am I sorry? Not even close,” the musician tells the camera. “But am I not sorry? Well now that’s a whole different question with a whole different answer. You’re damn right I’m not sorry.”
“And by the way, everything Ariana sings about in the song, sure sounds good right about now,” Mayer adds. “We’ll see you tomorrow night on Current Mood: Live. Until then, take good care of yourselves, smile when you can, laugh when the opportunity comes up, and we’ll see you soon.”
Gadot, 34, shared the original video on her own Instagram last week, telling her followers that she had been “feeling a bit philosophical” while in “self-quarantine” during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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The Israeli actress shared that she had been inspired after seeing a video of an Italian man playing the trumpet on his balcony for his neighbors while the country remains on a nation-wide lockdown.
“He was playing ‘Imagine’ and there was something so powerful and pure about this video,” she said before the cameo-ridden song began.
Both videos come as Americans across the country practice social distancing, with many states under “stay at home” orders, including New York, Illinois, California, and Washington State, in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
As of Tuesday, there are at least 49,619 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States with 615 deaths from coronavirus-related illness.
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