As new Today show host Billy Bush put it in his introduction Friday morning, Corey Feldman’s name is “synonymous” with ’80s movies like The Goonies and Stand by Me. But the former child star did just about everything he could to distance himself from that innocent image when he performed a new song titled “Go 4 It” from his new double-album Angelic 2 the Core.
None other than Snoop Dogg raps a verse on the official track, but apparently he was busy this morning. So instead, Feldman enlisted rapper Doc Ice to take his place. “Tell us what’s going on,” a nervous-looking Bush said to Feldman before the performance. “You’ve got a grim reaper look going on, the angels are here, I don’t like this interaction.”
Feldman explained that he decided to make his album cover an image of angels pulling him out of a fire pit because he knows “angels have probably saved me once or twice in my life.” That’s why he created Corey’s Angels, an effort he described as a way to find young women who are “lost” and help “make their realities their dreams” but has also been described on at least one occasion as an “all-girl sex cult.”
The performance itself was marked by some impressively weird dance moves and vocals by Feldman, who at one point sheds his hood to transform into a Michael Jackson-esque costume that he complemented with some imitation moonwalking.
“We’ve got nothing to lose, so baby, baby, let’s go for it. Let’s go for it,” Feldman sang in unison with his band. Those words were never more true.