Just yesterday, I was thinking that Childish Gambino’s “This is America” would hands down be the best music video of 2018. Then I woke up today and lo and behold: Drake cured my postpartum depression with his video for “I’m Upset”.
I’m the same age as Drake and I grew up in Canada, so Degrassi is essentially my religion. Before I was a mediocre celebrity blogger I LEGITIMATELY wrote Degrassi: The Next Generation fan fiction, I shit you not. Therefore, this video means a whole lot to me.
First things first, you have to watch the video. And if you’re a Degrassi: TNG fan like myself, get ready for allllll the feels (seriously watch until the very end).
Did my heart melt when Spinner came out? It did. It absolutely did. From that moment on, I anticipated that Drake would have a good few cameos from the OG Degrassi crew in this video, but he basically had EVERYBODY! He had fucking RICK there, and Rick shot his character AND DIED! (I almost died when Drake’s crew started to run Rick down). Paige was there! Emma! Liberty! Jay and Silent Bob! Ellie! Marco! Snake! And, of course, CRAIG AND MANNY!!!! I had such a fucking crush on Craig and wrote so much Craig and Manny fan fiction (don’t judge me…anymore than usual).
I grew up on the original Degrassi and then went through adolescence with the next generation cast. I literally own every single season of Degrassi from when it began in the ’80’s until Drake left in like 2008-ish. Watching this video felt like going to my own high school reunion which is sad af and I don’t even care!
I legit almost cried at the end when they showed them all as kids and then arriving to the reunion. Also, Drake is probably the smartest man on the planet for this, because ain’t nobody gonna be talking about his dumb beefs or potential baby mamas now that the Degrassi music video is out. Goddammit Drake, you’ve done it again! And I’m not even mad at ya!