Drake Used His Music Video’s Budget To Give People Wads Of Cash
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Canadian rapper Drake has just dropped the music video for his song 'God's Plan' and it's pretty bloody amazing. No, you're not going to see half-naked women, or his crew or flash cars - you're going to see something that will restore your faith in humanity.
The start of the video claims the budget for the project came in at just under $1 million (£712,300). But instead of them using that to create a slick music video full of expensive camera angles and guest stars, the rapper gave it to the community.
The first instance of goodwill depicted in the video takes place at a local grocery store, where the 31-year-old is seen on a counter with a megaphone, telling shoppers: "Anything you want in the store is free."
The video cuts to frantic customers running through the aisles, literally stuffing their trolleys with goods after being given their blank cheque. Let's be honest, if Drake told you that you didn't have to pay for your shopping, you'd probably stock up on everything and anything.
Then there's a series of people who are gifted literal wads of cash, which sparks tears left, right and centre. There's a mum and her son, a couple with their young family and a disabled person with her mum who are all handed a nicely Hollywood-sized stack of money.
Those are pretty amazing gifts, but then he steps it up a notch.
The Frost School of Music was given $10,000 (£7,132), the City of Miami Fire Department was gifted $20,000 (£14,265), a local high school got $25,000 (£17,831), a woman was given $40,000 (£28,530), another young woman received a $50,000 (£35,662) scholarship to the University of Miami, and the Lotus House Women's Shelter was given a massive cheque $50,000 and trolleys of toys for the kids there.
Two kids even got their own cars.
Just gifting one of those cheques would have been newsworthy, but he went out and made everyone's day
Part of the video is filmed at the Miami Senior High School, which was given a tidy sum of money, and students were understandably blown away when they found out that none other than Drake was on their grounds.
Edgar Grant Santiago told the Miami Herald: "It was amazing and unexpected. Where can you say you got Drake to go your school? At Miami Senior High, that's where. That was truly God's plan to bless the school."
To be honest, that's a pretty boss thing to do for that community.