Drake has released the long anticipated new music video for his single “God’s Plan.” The video, directed by Karena Evans and shot in the city of Miami, opens with the caption, “The budget for this video was $996,631.90. We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label.”
The video proceeds to show Drake performing while paying for people’s groceries, donating to a women’s shelter, and taking random Miamians out shopping.
Via Miami Herald.
At the University of Miami — clad in a black Hurricanes hoodie — he sings for a crowd of hundreds and surprises one student, Destiny James, with a $50,000 check. At Miami Senior High School, he is again greeted with a massive group of students, sings among them, and donates $25,000.
Drake also stopped by the Overtown Youth Center, where kids can be seen dancing with him, and at homeless shelter Lotus Village, where he donated $50,000, Target gift cards to the women, and toys for all the kids.
The Miami Fire Department got a $20,000 check. Several families got stacks of cash — the recipients screaming when they saw Drake and crying when he hands them his donation. Two young people got cars.
And at Saks Fifth Avenue, with Steeler wide receiver Antonio Brown, Drake is shown surprising three women — including Fontainebleau housekeeper Odelie Paret. Paret is seen in the video going down an escalator at Saks and standing in shock when the singer reveals himself. She went on to spend $10,000 on her spree courtesy of Drake.
It’s easy to be cynical about Drake doing good deeds to promote his music video but he does genuinely come off as a good dude trying to help people out.