Lil Jon Shares The Message Behind His ‘Drink’ Video! Hint: It’s Alcohol

Lil Jon discusses his ‘Drink’ video backstage at the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards.

Watching young, hot model chicks get wasted in music videos is sooo last year, guys. In fact, thanks in part to Lil Jon and LMFAO’s “Drink” video, it’s now all about watching old peeps get tanked — rager at the assisted living center, y’all!

Though the video came out over a month ago, Lil Jon’s “message” (duh, to “drink”) is obviously one we’ll subscribe to (legally and responsibly) forever. When we caught up with him backstage at the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards we were dying to know Lil Jon’s inspiration behind this timeless clip: “The video, we didn’t wanna do exactly like ‘Shots‘ where it’s the same thing you would expect. So the director I chose, Ballard, he came up with the concept of old people getting absolutely nuts, so I was like ‘I love it!’”

Watch Lil Jon explain his “Drink” video after the jump.

Yo, Jon we totally love it, too. And props to you for shining a light on a completely underappreciated generation of partiers! It’s like, just because they’re over 85 doesn’t mean they don’t know how to get down, right? They were once hot, young and probably had to make their own liquor (prohibition?). OG hustlers right there.

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