this music video is one long facetime with cara delevingne
kanye, rihanna, beyonce, and jay also show up in 'dope walk'
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A$AP Ferg had a great idea for his new music video: What if he shoots the whole thing during New York Fashion Week, includes a bunch of celebrity cameos, and then gets Cara Delevingne to watch the whole thing on FaceTime? That's exactly what he and director Matt Starr did in their video for "Dope Walk," a party anthem off the Harlem rapper's 2014 Ferg Forever mixtape— and it paid off. In the video, shot entirely on an iPhone, Ferg visits presentations by Jeremy Scott, Adidas x Kanye, Pyer Moss, and Moncler, bumps into people like Diddy, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Alexander Wang, Kanye, and Justin Bieber, and at one point, even teaches HAIM how to do the song's titular dance.
And while seeing grainy footage of major celebrities is always a good time, the real joy here is watching a bunch of non-famous kids show off their rad dance movies and just generally have a great time. "I wanted to bring back kids dancing and having fun again," Ferg tells Rolling Stone. "That's how it used to be in Harlem. I remember everybody Harlem-shaking and 'Chicken Noodle Soup'-ing. Those were some of the most fun and memorable times in my life."
Delevingne, who's referenced several times in the song, has a history with A$AP Ferg. Last year, when the song first came out, she basically challenged the rapper to dope-walk off on Instagram. If this is the culmination of that challenge, it means we all win.