Walking underneath magenta flourescent light, Charli XCX leads the heist. David Guetta and Afrojack walk behind her down the hallway, wearing mangled baby masks. With a blowtorch, Guetta melts the lock on the vault and opens it. Guetta and Afrojack fill their suitcases while Charli XCX lets her shrug fall to her elbows.
One of Charli XCX’s friends opens the fenced in elevator. Guetta opens the elevator. Charli XCX’s friends, both wearing pink jumpsuits and heart sunglasses. They knock Guetta out and brush off their shoulders as they leave with his suitcases.
She and her friends party in her apartment, throwing money in the air and dancing. Afrojack removes his mask. Two more of Charli XCX’s friends emerge from their hiding spots and continue to follow him. Afrojack looks over his shoulder as they watch. He heads up the stairs and sees a woman in pink blocking his path. He stares down to the bottom of the steps and spots another woman. They take his suitcases.
French Montana raps on the bed while a woman sits next to him. In another room, several women separate the cash in stacks and place them on counting machines. A woman slips something in Montana’s drink and offers it to him. He drinks it and then lies unconscious on the bed. The women fill the suitcase and fling it over the rooftop of the apartment building.
Charli XCX nodded her head as she listened to David Guetta and Afrojack’s plan to hold up the bank. They promised her a large cut and cover if she provided lookout. She returned back home to her group of friends and formulated a scheme of her own. They were going to screw her over and she had to be prepared.
During the heist, she put on her mask. However, Guetta and Afrojack told her she didn’t it. They had taken care of the security cameras. She tossed it aside and wandered in the vault as they put the money in their suitcases.
They asked her to stay behind in the hallway. They were heading for the drop-off spot. She said ok, knowing she had friends at the exits waiting to knock them out.
At home, she and her friends partied with the money. Their total take was $200 million. Charli XCX waves hello to French Montana, their fall guy. Montana was eager for a share of the millions. He promised to launder it for them. However, her friends drugged him and planted the suitcases next to him. Charli XCX called the cops with a tip. They threw some of the money over to create a scene.
A month later, Charli XCX, Montana, Guetta and Afrojack are featured on the news and in podcasts detailing the true crime.
Directors: Charli XCX & Sarah McColgan Year: 2017
Pam Avoledo’s love of pop culture began in 1999 with the message boards dedicated to shows on the CW (then WB). She graduated from Oakland University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
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