Earlier this month, 21 Savage dropped an expensive-looking trailer for a movie known as American Dream: The 21 Savage Story. The clip starred Donald Glover and Stranger Issues’ Caleb McLaughlin as grownup and baby variations of the rapper. Now, as many followers and critics speculated, 21 Savage has confirmed that the entire thing was a joke.
When requested concerning the trailer on Shannon Sharpe’s Membership Shay Shay podcast this week, the Atlanta artist referred to the clip as “a parody.” Sharpe, who had not been in on the joke, then requested 21 Savage if he thought his story was adequate to be tailored for the display screen. “I really feel prefer it might be,” 21 Savage replied. “Sooner or later.” Take a look at the dialog beneath across the 01:38:13 mark.
The fake trailer doubled as a music video for 21 Savage’s new tune “American Dream,” which is the title observe for his first solo LP since 2018’s I Am > I Was. The visible included references to his 2019 arrest by america’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in addition to his inventive partnership and friendship with producer Metro Boomin (performed by Jabari Banks within the teaser).
The clip was directed by Donald and Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, and Fam Udeorji. Solid members for the pretend film included Natasha Lyonne, comic Druski, Gail Bean, Chad Lindberg, Victoria Pedretti, and Younger Mazino.