Friends cast
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer in Friends (1994)NBC

With fans of Friends still pining for a reunion, Jay-Z has released his very own version of the iconic 90s sitcom− but starring an all black cast.

The 47-year-old hip hop mogul unveiled the video for his song Moonlight, which is off his 13th studio album 4:44, at 4:44 pm EST on Friday (4 August).

The re-imagining was directed by Alan Yang and features Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Issa Rae (Insecure), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Dear White People).

The group act out a few scenes from the episode "The One Where No One's Ready," saying the exact same lines as the original cast which was made up of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.

What initially appears to be the group paying homage to the original series, soon becomes apparent that it's a parody when the cast stop for a break. The full video is only available on Tidal, for now.

The iconic comedy has often been compared to Black sitcom Living Single, which debuted over a year before Friends launched on NBC. While the former, which ran from 1994 to 2004 became a global hit, the latter only lasted for five seasons and is little remembered.

Meanwhile, Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Ping in Friends, recently dashed any hopes of a reunion, telling Variety it was a "recurring nightmare".

He said: "I'm not kidding about this. When I'm asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares. We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it.

"So if anybody asks me, I'm gonna say no. The thing is: We ended on such a high. We can't beat it. Why would we go and do it again?" he added quashing all reunion hopes."

Friends cast
(L-R) Jerrod Carmichael, Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta) , Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Issa Rae (Insecure)Tidal