Music Video Skewers Social Media Celebs

John Duff (via Instagram)

The very easy-on-the-eyes John Duff recently dropped his latest music video, “Rich,” which takes aim at pop culture’s obsession with so-called ‘social media influencers’ or online celebrities.

Duff says the inspiration for the mid-tempo hip-hop track came to him when he was trying to come up with “the most obnoxious song I could think of about being famous for being rich.”

The song’s lyrics poke fun at how seriously some social media mavens (and their followers) take themselves.

Train our waists 
And pad our hips

F*ck your plans
Let’s plump our lips 
Plastic products out here
sellin it
Hate on me – it keeps me relevant 
B*tch, I know you wish  

The music video includes viral internet celebs like the ‘human Ken doll,’ Justin Jedlica; Chris Crocker of ’Leave Britney Alone’ infamy; and self-proclaimed ‘c*ck destroyer’ Rebecca More. Along with several swipes at plastic surgery, the video also parodies ad campaigns for ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians.’

(screen capture from John Duff’s ‘Rich’)

Back in February 2018, Duff told Instinct, “We need more real bitches. I can’t stand the curated ‘influencers’ who think they are cool – it makes me so uncomfortable and it helps no one. Making an ass out of yourself – that helps people.”

And in August of last year, Duff dropped his over-the-top homage to his pop music divas, “Girly.”

In a recent Instagram post, Duff admitted that he’d planned on releasing “Rich” sooner, but he “wasn’t prepared.”

Saying he felt “lost in other people’s perception” of him, he also shared that making “‘light-hearted’ work in such dire times” seemed selfish.

Having moved through all that, his mantra now is, “Create. Be seen. You’re worth it.”

Today, Duff is all about “holding a mirror to what it is that we do every day, as a culture – what we worship, how we consume, how we cope.”

Check out John Duff’s ode to the infamous, “Rich,” below; and follow him on Instagram here.

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