9 Musicians That Put Their Celebrity Ex’s Lookalike in a Music Video
There’s a reason why people say Breaking up is hard to do, and that applies to celebrities, too. There are inevitable awkward run-ins and underhanded social media comments, plus there’s always potential for a post-split diss track. If you truly want to d-r-a-g your famous ex-bae, however, it seems the thing to do is call ’em out in a music video (or during a live performance).
One of the most fun ways to get music-video-vengeance against an old lover (for us! not for the ex OBVS) is when the musician finds a lookalike of their former flame and casts them in a vid. Justin Timberlake‘s savage “Cry Me a River” may be the most iconic example of this — but a lot of other stars have now done the same, too.
Famous Ex: Zayn Malik
"Shout Out to my Ex" just might be the most savage breakup song of 2016. The lyric, "I hope she getting better sex / hope she ain't faking it like I did" will probably go down in history as one of the best song lines of all time and it's all thanks to Perrie Edwards' split from the "Pillowtalk" singer.
Little Mix also decided to make the insult just a little deeper in their single's music video when they gave a cameo to a guy who suspiciously looks a lot like the blonde's ex-fiancé. In the vid, the girls point and laugh at faux-Zayn and leave him stranded on the side of the road. We love it!
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