“I look good. I ain’t got nothing, but I look good. It’s a good life and that’s it.”
Those are the first words muttered by a 60-something living in Miami in Drake‘s “God’s Plan” video. The rest of the clip follows the similar theme that money’s not everything, but not having it is. Drake then launches into Robin Hood mode for five minutes after revealing that the budget for the video was nearly $100,000 but the OVO team gave it all away to the less fortunate.
…just don’t tell the label.
Drake’s first stop— after doing his signature dance on the roof of a building on the campus of the U— is to gift a fan with a $50,000 scholarship to the school. After the look of shock and disbelief on the fan’s face when she gets presented with the giant check, he heads to a local food store to announce to everyone they can buy whatever they want and he’ll foot the bill.
“Thank God for what’s happening right now, it might not be good. But thank god,” says a gravelly voice as the camera pans around a Florida neighborhood with locals living their everyday lives.
Drizzy continues to give back to the Sunshine State while dancing around a Saks Fifth Avenue with Miami Native and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. But according to NFL.com, it was just a few days ago that the two stars took housekeeper Odelie Paret—who commuted for up to four hours a day and has five kids— there for a shopping spree.
Still trying to share the wealth of the near $100,000 in his pockets, the 6 God gave homeless shelter Lotus Village a $50,000 check and individual gift cards for every 130 women who live there, plus toys and games for all the kids.
It was in early February that it was first revealed that Drake would be shooting a video for “God’s Plan” as snippets leaked online of him filming the video at Miami Senior High School. Just two days ago on Wednesday, February 15, a gunman opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people before being taken into custody.
So, Drake giving back to the city and embracing its culture comes at a very dark time.