Jay-Z Debuts ‘Holy Grail’ Video Featuring Justin Timberlake
A bummed-out Jay-Z watching Mike Tyson losing his first bout…. Justin Timberlake crooning in front of a burning white limo — what does it all mean? It means the official video for Jigga’s ‘Holy Grail’ is here!
Jay-Z released the clip for the ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ track today (Aug. 29) on his Facebook page, but you can watch it above.
Directed by Anthony Mandler, the video is set in a dimly lit, decrepit mansion and is jam-packed with striking imagery, from female dancers covered in sheets like furniture to a super slow-mo collapse of a champagne tower. Jay-Z and guest singer Justin never actually appear on screen together, but they both emote majorly in the same way. Sooo many feels.
‘Holy Grail’ marks the first time a major artist has premiered a music video exclusively on the social network. “What we’re doing with Jay-Z today is really exciting and we think emblematic of the evolution of music and how musicians can connect with their fans,” says Facebook’s Nick Grudin.