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BTS and Steve Aoki's "Waste It on Me" Music Video Starring an All Asian-American Cast. BTS and Steve Aoki dropped the music video for their hit "Waste It on Me" on Monday. The three-minute and 18-second mini film features a star-studded, all Asian-American cast, including Ken Jeong, Jamie Chung, Ross Butler, Devon Aoki and Ben Baller. The video opens up with Jamie welcoming Steve, Ben and a group of friends to her nightclub. The clip then cuts to Ken, a waiter at the establishment, whose night takes a turn for the better after he sees his crush, Devon, visiting the club. There's just one little problem: She's on a date with Ross. Ken starts to let his mind wonder and imagines sweeping his leading lady off her feet by winning a sing-off against Ross. The video also features cameos by several other celebrities, including Leonardo Nam, Vincent Rodriguez, Jimmy Yang, Jessica Lu, Jared Eng and Tiffany Ma. "When I found out that 'Waste It On Me' was the number one song in the world on Apple Music I realized that this track represented more than just me and BTS," Steve stated in a press release. "It's bigger than music and we hope to show other Asians they are also a part of the global commercial musical landscape. I feel so deeply about the Asian footprint in music culture that I wanted the music video to have an entirely Asian cast and director. The video tells the story of 'Waste It On Me' in an incredibly funny, witty, and clever manner." Ken also seemed excited about starring in the video, which was directed by Joe Hahn. "I absolutely loved working on this video," the actor stated. "It's so cool to be a part of the number one song...in the WORLD. It's even cooler that I'm working with my friends, a stellar all Asian-American crew in front of and behind the camera." (Eonline)

Thousands Sign Petition Urging Maroon 5 to Drop Out of Super Bowl Halftime Show. Adam Levine Opens a New Window. and Maroon 5 are being urged to pull out of performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in support of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick Opens a New Window. More than 44,000 people have signed a petition on change.org Opens a New Window. calling on the group to cancel their plans to perform at the sporting event in Atlanta on February 3 next year. According to the petition, "Kaepernick risked his career to take a knee for equality, and the NFL punished him for it. Until the league changes their policy and support players' constitutional right to protest, no artists should agree to work with the NFL." The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, 31, was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem in a peaceful protest against police brutality and racial inequality in 2016. He has not played since that season and last year filed a grievance against the league and its owners, accusing them of colluding to keep him off the field. US Weekly exclusively revealed in September that the Grammy-winning band had accepted an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, with multiple sources later telling Us that Cardi B Opens a New Window. is "being considered" as a special guest. Maroon 5 have yet to officially confirm their involvement, but Levine, 39, did little to dispel the rumors during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, November 16. "It's definitely a rumor. And the rumor's a rumor that everyone seems to be discussing. It's the Super Bowl. It's a great event and there's gonna be a band performing -- or an artist of some kind -- at halftime. And it's gonna be great, regardless of who it is," the Voice judge said. "Whoever is lucky enough to get that gig is probably gonna crush it. ... Whoever does it is probably equal parts nervous and excited. This is all speculative 'cause I don't know who I'm talking about." In October, Amy Schumer Opens a New Window. urged the band to reconsider performing at the show, while Us exclusively reported that Rihanna Opens a New Window. had decided to skip performing at the Super Bowl because she "supports Colin Kaepernick." Jay Z Opens a New Window. also claimed on his song "Apes -- t" that he had also turned down an offer to headline the show, and Pink Opens a New Window. , who sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year, also reportedly said no. (UsWeekly)

Ever blurted out Jay-Z's famous lyric to "99 Problems"? Bet it's never resulted in cops pointing guns at you ... 'cause that's EXACTLY what happened to one man in Tennessee. Davon Eddington tells TMZ ... he was in his backyard last week in Spring Hill, Tennessee drinking a beer and talking to his brother on the phone about LeBron James and the Lakers. Davon's brother called him a bandwagon Lakers fan ... to which Davon replied, "I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one." A neighbor, apparently overhearing the conversation, misinterpreted the lyric and told cops he thinks Davon's beating his fiancee -- who, BTW, was upstairs taking a bath. According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, cops raced to Davon's home after the caller told them he heard Davon say he had "99 problems and this bitch ain't one." Davon says cops ultimately got to his house and onto his property with guns drawn before they realized it was a total misunderstanding, to say the least. Davon says cops apologized, 'cause it seems he got swatted. Davon kept his cool ... but it seems it's one particular neighbor who is NOT cool with him. (TMZ)

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