Drake is bringing followers again to Degrassi Community School for a category reunion of types within the new music video for his newest single, “I’m Upset.”
The 31-year-old rapper — who acquired his begin on the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, the place he performed scholar Jimmy Brooks for 100 episodes — introduced collectively a few of his previous co-stars for the nostalgia-filled video.
In the opening scene, Drake wakes up in a mattress subsequent to a half-naked girl in the midst of the Toronto Raptors’ basketball court docket. After getting a reminder on his cellphone about his class reunion, he heads over to his tailor to get fitted for a brand new wardrobe.
After reuniting with former co-star Shane Kippel — who performed his buddy Spinner on the present — the pair hop into Drake’s slick yellow Lamborghini and pull up in entrance of Degrassi for the large evening.
The huge reunion encompasses a slew of former forged members together with Nina Dobrev, Jake Epstein, Stacey Farber and A.J. Saudin, amongst many others, whereas Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith — as their beloved movie characters Jay and Silent Bob — additionally make a cameo as weed sellers.
As the celebration kicks into fifth gear and the booze begins flowing, tensions start to rise in typical Degrassi trend. Fights get away, rooms are damaged into, copy machines are violated and Dobrev rides a toddler’s tricycle down a hallway.
Finally, in a scene harking back to Carrie‘s ill-fated promenade, the gymnasium the place the reunion is being held catches ablaze and the fireplace division known as in as everybody screams and evacuates the constructing.
During the ultimate credit, Drake made certain to pay tribute to his co-stars with side-by-side pictures of every actor’s look within the present juxtaposed to their look within the music video for that further dose of nostalgic glee.
After dropping the brand new video, Drake additionally took to Instagram to disclose that his forthcoming album, Scorpion, might be popping out June 29, and shared the album’s cowl artwork.
As for Smith’s involvement within the enjoyable music video, the director — a vocal superfan of the Canadian teen drama who performed a fictional model of himself in a number of episodes — took to Twitter to thank the rapper for bringing him on board the large reunion.
“Thanks to @Drake for letting me & @JayMewes go back to @Degrassi one more time in the most transgressive (and expensive) ep of Next Generation ever made!” Smith wrote. “Loved it! But you & Karena melted my heart with the then-&-now cast credits and theme song ending!”
The video was directed by the deft hand of Karena Evans, who beforehand helmed the music movies for Drake’s “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What” songs.