Mayer Hawthorne Calls Up Kendrick Lamar in ‘Crime’ Video
The amusing clip, directed by former 'Parks and Recreation' star Rashida Jones, features the suave crooner headed to an all-white party only to find himself taking a messy, uncharted journey to the event.
The real "crime" in this video is Kendrick Lamar's brief appearance albeit through a mobile device. It would've been nice to see the two artists interact with each other in the visual.
Overall, it's a cool video that will remind you of those nights where you schlep to a party and once you get there you realize you should have just stayed at home.
Jones decided to parody those extra private parties that center on inviting the who's who and excluding the regulars. She writes:
The video is a parody of ridiculously exclusive parties which are made nearly impossible to get to but tout themselves as 'the party of the year,'" she says of the video. "I liked the idea of the video starting as a sexy getting-ready video and devolving into a messy, very unsexy, unexpected trek. And the final realization is that YOU are the real party! I'm just starting to realize that about myself (which is why I stay home most nights). I am a HUGE fan of Mayer, Kendrick and of the song 'Crime' and it was an honor to work with Mayer."
Check out Mayer Hawthorne's video above.