A while back I posted a 30-second clip of Cobra Starship and Leighton Meester singing “Tonight” from West Side Story with the lyrics adapted to promote MTV’s Video Music Awards — yup, they still give out awards for stuff they no longer air on TV. Well, thank your lucky stars if you like pop stars and Broadway, because that was only a glimpse at the full promotional video: this one lasts three and a half minutes and features not only Cobra Starship and Meester but also Ne-Yo, Katy Perry, host Russell Brand, and Taylor Swift.
I’ll grudgingly admit that I don’t entirely hate this video, but I do hope they go all the way with the West Side story line. Ne-Yo and Russell Brand can get stabbed to death, Taylor Swift can commit suicide, and Cobra Starship can rape Katy Perry. Everybody wins. Well, except the people dying and getting raped.
[via the Daily Mail, which says, “the performers each hang out in iconic New York locations – an alley, a subway station, a rooftop garden, the back of a cab.” Oh yes. The iconic New York City alley. Recognizable at a glance, like the Brooklyn Bridge or Chrysler Building.]