Hip Hop won big at the 93rd Academy Awards as ‘Two Distant Strangers’ starring Diddy and Joey Badass collected the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.
After the award was announced, Diddy and Joey Badass called each other immediately to celebrate the huge achievement as they weren’t at the ceremony. “What the fuck, so proud of you n-gga!” Diddy told Joey over FaceTime. “What the fuck! Wouldn’t be no Oscar if it wasn’t for you king.”
— Riki P. (@itsrikip) April 26, 2021
Executive produced by Diddy with Joey Badass as the lead actor, the Travon Free-directed film follows a Black cartoonist who tries to get home to his dog the morning after a first date, but ends up getting stuck in a Groundhog Day-like time loop that finds him confronted by a white NYPD officer. The idea was sparked by police brutality across the United States in 2020.
Alongside Diddy, NBA star Kevin Durant also executive produced the film, which is available to stream on Netflix. Check out the trailer for ‘Two Distant Strangers’ below.