29 May, 2016 - NME.com
As The Lonely Island get set to release their new movie, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, in the US next week, the group have put out a video of the film's main character freestyling.
In the clip Conner4Real, a fictional rapper Popstar is based around, can be seen with a posse of people, waxing lyrical about how much of weirdo he is.
"Use a banana as a telephone, spoon in my ear because my ear's made of gelatone," the comedy actor raps, alongside other bizarre lines, such as "chicken bit off my dick at a cockfight, sewed it back on at a stop light".
Watch the 'I'm a Weirdo' freestyle in full below:
Popstar will be released in the UK on August 26, starring Samberg and his band mates, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, who also direct, with Judd Apatow producing alongside. Cameos include Simon Cowell, Usher, Pink, Seal, Questlove and Samberg's wife and singer Joanna Newsom.
An official plot synopsis teases: "The comedy goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he's no longer the dopest star of all."
The Lonely Island first found success in the mid-00s when they were hired as Saturday Night Live writers and their videos for spoof songs like 'Dick In A Box', 'Jizz In My Pants' and 'I Just Had Sex' went viral online.
They have now released three albums and collaborated with artists including Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg.