What makes a song remarkable? Music Video, isn’t it? It is not just the song we often remember but also the video, the message of the song, and the cast who acts. A music video is essential to have the same beat of your song. When watching a music video, it’s like you are watching what the song is all about. The cast of the music video had a great part to make the song and the music video worth remembering. It is not new to us that Steve Aoki and the BTS have a collaboration, in fact, they already had a collaboration last year on the remix of the song “Mic Drop” and Aoki was featured in “The Truth Untold”. This year, their collaboration entitled “Waste it on Me”. The cast of “Waste it on Me” Music video features with an all Asian-American cast including Ken Jeong, Jimmy O. Yang, Jessica LU, Devon Aoki, Jamie Chung, Ross Butler, Ben Baller and more. Where in most of the cast filled with a well-known actress, actors, and comedian. The Music Video was released last November 19 and it is the number one trending worldwide.
Seems like you look so muddled why most of the MV cast looks familiar to you, so let us know more about the cast of the said MV.
1. KEN JEONG
A Korean-American actor at the same time a comedian and a former physician, who was known playing as Ben Chang on the sitcom “Community” and for his comedic gangster role as Leslie Chow in “The Hangover” film franchise directed by Todd Phillips. He also portrays lead role in “Dr. Ken” where he himself the creator, writer, and producer. The actor becomes widely recognized faced of advertising campaigns and once a host of The Billboard Music Awards in L.A.
2. JIMMY O.YANG
A Chinese-American actor, a stand-up comedian, and a writer. He portrays the role of the comedy series Silicon Valley as Jian Yang. And appears on the movie “Crazy Rich Asians”. He is the author of “How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents” where he shares his own story as a Chinese immigrant who pursued Hollywood career against the wishes of his parents.
3. JESSICA LU
A talented Chinese-Japanese actress was booked with the role of Ming Huang on the MTV series Awkward. As of 2018, the actress was seen on NBC’s Reverie as a tech genius CEO in the pilot episode SYFYWIRE. Lu was given an honorary mention “Performer of the week” by her last episode of the first season with her “tender performance”.
4. DEVON AOKI
Devon is a Japanese-American actress and a model. She is the half-sister of Steve Aoki. She portrays the supporting role as Suki in “2 Fast and 2 Furious” and as Miho in “Sin City”. And lead roles as Kasumi in “Dead or Alive” and as Valerie Duval in “Mutant Chronicles”. She returned to the runway and now considered as an icon in the fashion industry.
5. JAMIE CHUNG
The Korean-American actress, blogger, and former reality television personality gained fame last 2004 as a cast member on the MTV reality series “The Real World: San Diego”. The actress has since become known for films such as “Dragon Ball Evolution”, “Grown Ups”, “Big Hero 6’, etc. She was also one of the casts in the superhero drama series “The Gifted” as the teleporting mutant Blink. Last 2012, Chung appeared in the recurring role of Mulan in the ABC fantasy television series “Once Upon a Time”.
6. BEN BALLER
Also known as Ben Yang, originally a Korean but born and resided in California, USA. A DJ and producer, actor, and a most well-known jeweler. He founded “Icee Fresh & CO”, designs jewelry for famous celebrities and even created a diamond-encrusted belt for Michael Jackson.
7. ROSS BUTLER
An Indonesian-American actor and was known for his role in the Netflix drama series “13 Reasons Why” as Zach Dempsey, also the actor appeared as Reggie Mantle in the first season of The CW drama “Riverdale”. The actor starts loving and had an interest in acting when he moved from Washington to Los Angeles.
8. JOE HAHN
Joe Hahn is a Korean-American DJ, director and, a visual artist. He is the DJ of the Linkin Park and one of the artists of Linkin Park’s album artwork. He is the one who directed the music video “Waste it on Me”.
9. LEONARDO NAM
An Australian-Argentine actor, Leonardo plays the role of Felix Lutz on the award-winning HBO series “Westworld”. His breakthrough role came in his performance of Roy in “The Perfect Score”, he also played the role as Brian in the drama series “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2”. The actor also made an appearance in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” as Morimoto.
10. VINCENT RODRIGUEZ III
A Filipino-American actor, singer, dancer, magician and, a martial artist. For 11 years, he was a stage actor in New York. He is on stardom when he plays the male lead role in The CW comedy-drama series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” as Josh Chan. He also appears in “Designated Survivor” as Congressman Saldua and in “Hostages” as Aide. Aside from acting, Rodriguez also teaches musical theater classes in Los Angeles and in New York.
11. JARED ENG
Jared Eng is a Chinese-American blogger. The founder of the Just Jared.com and JustJaredJr.com. His website JustJared was named to Yahoo!’s Top 10 Blogger Roll and had 11 million visitors a month. He gained popularity in social media and had more than a hundred thousand followers on Instagram. He was featured in the “The New York Times” magazine last 2011.
12. TIFFANY MA
An American social media star, also a blogger who posts lifestyle and fashion-related videos on YouTube and had more than 1.8 million subscribers on her main channel. Tiffany is more likely active on other social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter where she has thousands of followers. Tiffany also appeared in television and played the role of Kayla in a TV series entitled “Zac and Mia”.
Aside from all Asian cast, they put a twist in their music video. Unlike the previous music video of BTS, we can always see them and their choreography. In this music video, we will miss out the performance of BTS and can only hear their voices. But, it is fascinating to watch that some of the cast lip-sync the BTS tunes. And that what it makes their music video unique. It is the first song entirely English of BTS. The music video hits more than 9 million streams since it was being released less than a month ago. It’s the third entry of BTS and Steve Aoki to hit on Billboard’s Pop Song Chart, and “Waste it on Me” is at no. 39 ranked.