On Friday night, the Revival rapper treated fans to the visuals for his single “Walk on Water,” which premiered on Apple Music. While Beyoncé doesn’t appear in the video, she sings the refrain, “I walk on water, but I ain’t no Jesus/ I walk on water, but only when it freezes.”
The video begins with a beam of light guiding the camera down to the Grammy-winning hip-hop star, sitting on a chair in front of a mic stand. The sequence of scenes then turns to a room full of Eminems frantically plugging away on typewriters.
It’s a moment that mimics “The Infinite Monkey Theorem,” a concept that posits a monkey typing random keys on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will eventually type something coherent. The video keeps returning to this room of Eminems, and one of them eventually does come up with something profound: the lyrics to “Stan,” the rapper’s 2000 hit song.
Eminem spits in the final line of the video, “‘Cause I’m just a man, but as long as I got a mic, I’m godlike, so me and you are not alike, b–h. I wrote ‘Stan.'”
Eminem wrote “Walk on Water” with Skylar Grey, who appeared alongside the rapper during his musical guest gig on Saturday Night Live in November. As part of a larger medley of three songs — including “Stan” and his latest Revival single — Grey took over Beyoncé’s vocal lines.