By Carly Kilroy
Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Chris Brown and about a dozen other A-list celebs have teamed up for an unexpected, slightly confusing, but interesting endorsement video for the site Megaupload.com. A 4-minute clip features a slew of familiar faces singing the praises of the popular website, used for sharing music and video files, in the “Megaupload Mega Song.”
It’s safe to say that this is one of the strangest collections of consenting celebrities to go viral, but Torrent Freak reports that it is in defense of the beloved file sharing site (based in Hong Kong), which has been under fire in the U.S. lately.
Anti-Piracy groups such as Creative America, a pact of studios, networks, etc., and RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) have accused the site and its founder Kim Schmitz of promoting illegal piracy of copy written music and other entertainment material. However, artists don’t seem to be too bothered about the issue and even confess to using the site themselves. Will.i.am admits in his lyrical solo that, “When I got to send files across the globe/ I use Megaupload,” and Ciara adds, “I love Megaupload because it moves fast, just like I like it.”
Don’t have time to sift through the video and point out all of the participating celebs? No worries, we have them listed here for you below:
Kanye West, Will.i.am, Diddy, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown ,Snopp Dogg, Lil’ Jon, Jamie Foxx, Kim Kardashian, Macy Gray, Brett Ratner, Mary J Blige, Serena Williams, Floyd Mayweather, The Game, Printz Board, Ciara, Kim Schmitz.