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‘Emo Jimmy’ Butler Stars in Fall Out Boy’s New ‘So Much (For) Stardust’ Video

“Heat Wentz” meets Pete Wentz

Jimmy Butler in Fall Out Boy's music video

Ahead of tonight’s kickoff of the So Much For (2our) Dust tour, Fall Out Boy have shared their new video for “So Much (For) Stardust” starring NBA star Jimmy Butler.

Prior to the NBA season, on the Miami Heat’s media day, Butler showed up for photos and press conferences with a straightened hairdo, face piercings, and black nail polish that immediately earned the basketball star the nickname of “Emo Jimmy” on social media.

“Yeah, yeah, laugh it up,” he told stunned reporters in October 2023. “I’m very emotional right now. This is my emo state and I like this. This is me. This is how I’m feeling as of late.”

While the surprise look ended up just being a headline-grabbing media day stunt, Butler resurrects the persona for the “So Much (For) Stardust” visual, with Pete Wentz and “Heat Wentz” donning elaborate Nudie suits to bring the song to life. (When Butler straightened his hair last year, he did so while listening to Fall Out Boy’s “Thnks fr th Mmrs.”)

Despite being in an “emo state,” Butler fashions himself as more of a country music fan, so the choice of outfits makes sense.

“I fell in love with country music in the fall of 2010. It was my senior year at Marquette, and everyone in the locker room was listening to Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, and I love the hip-hop world and respect that music as well, but I kept telling them to turn the music down,” Butler told Rolling Stone in September, before the birth of Emo Jimmy.

“They said, ‘Worry about what’s in your headphones.’ So, I went home and googled, ‘What’s the most country song?’ The first song that came up was ‘Don’t Take the Girl’ by Tim McGraw. I downloaded it, went back into the locker room, and started blaring that song over and over again — because it was the only country song that I had — and everyone was going, ‘Turn that shit down! Ain’t nobody want to hear that!’”

Butler’s country journey took him from “Tim McGraw to Faith Hill to Brad Paisley to Kenny Chesney to Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks,” to the point now where he’s worked on his own country music in Nashville and befriended artists like Morgan Waller. “That is my guy,” Butler said.

From Rolling Stone US