DJ Khaled’s visual for his latest summer vibe “POPSTAR” with Drake was released this week and it kicked off with an amalgamation of various Khaled clips hilariously pestering Drizzy to make the music video.
Drake’s reaction to Khaled’s numerous requests was met with annoyance as he took the moment to vent his feelings about it to his best friend and muscle Chubbs, who was sitting nearby.
“This guy is off his rocker,” Drake said in the video while shaking his head before going in on a tangent about people always asking him to do things for them while he attempts to finish his next album, Certified Lover Boy.
He then makes a call to one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Justin Bieber, for “the favor.” The result is JB shooting the video in the OVO boss’ place at Bieber’s lavish mansion where a massive turn up was taking place.
“Drake wants to be an actor so bad,” one fan commented on his solo acting scene. “but I’m kinah with it he can defo act.”
Drake wants to be an actor so bad but I’m kinah with it he can defo act pic.twitter.com/AnW65ljpUZ— Papa K (@pktheterrible) September 4, 2020
As a “Degrassi: The Next Generation” alumnus, it is true, Drake can act. The Canadian rapper, born Aubrey Graham, played the role of “Jimmy Brooks” in the popular high school television drama series back in 2001 for seven seasons and 100 episodes before churning out mega hits such as “Hotline Bling” and “God’s Plan.”
He even paid tribute to “Degrassi” in his music video for “I’m Upset,” which starred a lot of the original characters.
Other users, seemingly unaware of Drake’s thespian past, also delighted in Drake’s acting skills from the “POPSTAR” music video while others expressed confusion as to how anyone could not know Drake got his start as an actor.
As a result, the Grammy-award winning rapper’s government name was trending on Twitter along with “Degrassi.”
Check out more reactions to some people just discovering Drake is also an actor in DJ Khaled’s “POPSTAR” music video below.
Some of y’all have never watched Degrassi and it blatantly shows https://t.co/gRfiGhPPab— (@riagold888) September 5, 2020
do people really not know that Drake started his career as an actor on Degrassi? do you not know Jimmy? when Rick shot him, one of the genuinely nicest characters on the show, I wanted to scream at the writers for doing that to Jimmy! I used to like Aubrey Graham so much pic.twitter.com/0WHLT0gAEc— Tea (@dreampai1) September 5, 2020
Lmaoooooooo wait. What we ARE NOT GONNA DO is act like AUBREY GRAHAM wasn’t a whole ass Jimmy Brooks before he decided to take on the role of Drake. https://t.co/hvSrIxkoTi— ✨Dej.✨ (@Yvng_buddah) September 5, 2020
Aubrey Graham did not convince me he used a wheelchair for years for you to disrespect him like this. https://t.co/AlsUtfZBzf— MC (@mccaalaolivia) September 5, 2020
People judging Drake’s acting not knowing he was a whole actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation as Jimmy Brooks before Drake was Drake a lot of us knew him as Aubrey Graham first pic.twitter.com/3BjquwPwAw— Black Queen|BLM (@MarTheBeautiful) September 5, 2020
Y'all clearly don't know Aubrey Graham https://t.co/Ma6MDB7tck— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 5, 2020
Aubrey Graham been playing Drake for a decade now and y’all still won’t respect him as an actor smh— Entangled in the Blood of Jesus (@queenveej) September 5, 2020