No one wants to watch their grandparents make out, let alone see Grandma's thong peaking out of her high-waist pants. However, rapper Lil Jon doesn't care what you want. The rapper's video for his latest single, "Drink," features a cadre of elderly folk partying hard in their nursing home. It's just like a scene straight out of Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" -- but geriatric, raunchier and, well, a little gross.
"The director [Ballard C. Boyd] had the conception for a bunch of old people wailing out and I said, 'That's cool but disgusting at the same time,' but I don't think it is as bad as it could be," Lil Jon (a.k.a. Jonathan Day) told The Huffington Post in an exclusive interview leading up to the video's release. "When we initially had the idea, I was reading a story about old people in England trying to set up orgies in old folks homes. Compared to that, this isn't too gross."
The plot of the video begins with the nursing home's orderly leaving the lounge for a break. That's when the old folks bust loose, pulling out an old boom box to listen to lyrics such as, "We come to the club to get real f*cked up," and "One shot, two shot, three shot, four, take that bottle to the head, do one f*cking more," while Granny and Grandpa begin taking shots.
Then things get really weird.
There's booty shaking, grinding and sloppy smooching. Thongs are coming out of elastic pants, an elderly lady's legs go behind her head, fisticuffs begin, shirts come off and intravenous bags are being filled with some kind of alcoholic energy drink.
These old folks drink hard and party harder. They may look a little silly, but Jon, the man behind such songs as "Shots," "Can't Stop Pimpin'" and "Get Crunk," doesn't think his portrayal of them is at all offensive.
"I think it makes them seem cool as hell," Jon said, revealing the participants apparently all had a blast on set. "They were initially reserved, but then they were having the time of their lives. They weren't really drinking, but I think it shows people like to get a little bit crazy in their elder years."