So I’m screwing around on YouTube, and I just rewatched the video for “Roses” by Outkast. There are a few actors/celebrities in it, including former Kid in the Hall Kevin McDonald and Katt Williams (side note: if irony after the fact exists, then it’s telling that Williams, in this video, plays a high-school student who asks “which one of you Speakerboxes hit me in the love below?” Especially after reading about his getting beat by a 17-year old after sucker-punching the kid). Paula Abdul also appears.
But what got me, from out of nowhere, is that Lukas Haas is one of Andre Benjamin’s dancers in the video. It boggles my mind as to how Haas ended up in an OutKast video, since I can’t think of what kind of mutual friend they would have.
And Haas is kinda horrible in it. His choreography’s off, his movements don’t look natural, and the one time something is said in unison, he’s late.
Part of me wonders if that was deliberate, in a whole “white people can’t dance” kinda statement. But more than anything, it just seems like such an odd pairing.
Any other examples you can think of?