As much as I love Drake the highlight of the video is undoubtedly Tyra Banks (who has not aged a single day since my America’s Next Top Model obsession in middle school) playing Drake’s girlfriend. The pair are on a date at Cheesecake Factory when Tyra gets a bit upset to say the least, but for a very valid reason. The encounter culminates in Bank’s clapping for emphasis, smashing cheesecake into his face, and topping it all off with a glass of red wine, ruining his OVO white with black accented polo. Drake then proceeds to start Child’s Play, all while rocking his cheesecake facial.
The next scene takes place behind the scenes in a strip club, with an interesting combination of all black dancers and their ginger bearded “Texan Hammer Jr” boss who is just as raunchy as you would imagine. He gives a quick critic of the girl’s stage names, and how he will financially exploit them and a strangely sexual “prayer” before they start the night.
The remainder of the video is underwhelming basic in the traditional formula of rap videos, in a strip club, money, “fresh” clothes, sexualized girls, alcohol, cars, and Drake backed up by his crew.
Granted the plot of this entire video seems to be Drake rebounding after a break up (that is entirely his fault, to be clear) it is fairly mediocre in content once Tyra exits. I can appreciate the logistics of filming a well made music video, but I have seen much more impressive things from Aubrey over the years. I can only assume that Drake is attempting his own version of a “visual album” with this video, but I am not completely on board yet, I am hopeful that there are more Views music videos to come.
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