The latest episode of the Australian-based YouTube video series “Juice Raps News” features WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange singing his own version of an 1980’s rock song.
Hugo Farrant and Giordano Nanni are the two men behind Juice Rap News. In a joint statement, they explained that Nanni shot the video with Assange during a visit to the United Kingdom in July.
“We eventually settled not just on the idea of giving the WikiLeaks founder a makeover, but of getting him to parody himself in a cover of John Farnham’s Australian anthem,’You’re the Voice'”. We knew this was something the world had never seen before – nor ever dreamt of seeing. But would Julian be up for it?”
Assange agreed to lampoon himself in the goofy, profanity-laden video.
“And his parody performance as a mullet sporting 80’s rock star is pitch perfect. He was a very good sport, and seemed to really enjoy having a bit of fun with the acting, rapping, singing and costuming. It was likely a welcome break from his usual routine in the Embassy,” Farrant and Nanni said.
Assange is currently residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to prevent being extradited to Sweden, but is also running for a seat in the Australian Senate. He first appeared on Juice Rap News in 2010.
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below: