Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump and Zhavia Ward portray underground partiers in "Welcome to the Party," the second video from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack. Jason Koenig directed the video, which was filmed in Los Angeles.
In the beginning and end of the video, Diplo is shown seated at a table with piles of cash, in a scene clearly inspired by "Scarface" and other gangster movies. There are several nighttime scenes of the artists partying in an "outlaw setting," including an urban area lit with bonfires. Just like the Deadpool character likes ice cream, Diplo is also seen eating ice cream multiple times during the video, including while skydiving. In addition, the video features action scenes from "Deadpool 2," the superhero sequel that stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller. "Deadpool 2," which opened in theaters on May 18, has made $300 million in ticket sales worldwide in its opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
Celine Dion's "Ashes" is the first single and video from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack. Whereas the "Ashes" video was filled with deliberate ironic humor, "Welcome to the Party" is a straightforward visual interpretation of the song's lyrics.
The "Welcome to the Party" video is one of several Diplo videos that have been released in 2018. The Grammy-winning producer/DJ (whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr.) has other artists do vocals on his songs. Diplo's "California" EP, released in March 2018, has a video for each of its six songs. He's also a member of the "supergroup" LSD, which also consists of Labrinth and Sia, In May, 2018, LSD released its first two videos: "Genius" and "Audio."
Another of Diplo's projects is the duo Silk City, his collaboration with Grammy-winning producer/DJ Mark Ronson. Silk City will make its live performance debut at the 2018 Governors Ball in New York. Diplo also remains an active member of his reggae-influenced group Major Lazer.
French Montana (whose real name is Karim Kharbouch) has been making music since 2002, but he only has two studio albums released so far: 2013's Excuse My French and 2017's Jungle Rules. Lil Pump (whose real name is Gazzy Garcia) and Ward are relative newcomers to the music business. Lil Pump's self-titled debut album was released in October 2017. In February 2018, Ward was a finalist on the first season of the music competition series "The Four: Battle for Stardom," which airs in the U.S. on Fox. She has since signed a deal with Columbia Records.