It has been more than a decade since Drake left the halls of Degrassi Community School, but the Toronto rapper returned to his Degrassi: The Next Generation roots in the video for his single, I’m Upset.
The rapper played Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian teen drama, and a video released Wednesday night for I’m Upset features several of his Degrassi: The Next Generation cast mates — including Shane Kippel (Gavin “Spinner” Mason), Nina Dobrev (Mia Jones), Stacey Farber (Ellie Nash), Jake Epstein (Craig Manning), A.J. Saudin (Connor DeLaurier), Adamo Rugguiero (Marco Del Rossi), Lauren Collins (Paige Michalchuk), Cassie Steele (Manny Santos), Ephraim Ellis (Rick Murray), Stefan Brogran (Archie “Snake” Simpson) and many more.
The group dances the halls, drinks in the stands, and a few party a little too hard (especially Kippel) and things end in a fiery blaze.
The principal, played by Brogran, also appears in the clip along with Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith).
The video, directed by Karena Evans, ends with the closing credits showing original footage from Degrassi: The Next Generation alongside new clips from the video. It also features the theme song from Degrassi: The Next Generation.
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Fans of Drake and Degrassi: The Next Generation took to Twitter to discuss the new video.
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) June 14, 2018
All the 2007 feels ❤️🙏 https://t.co/Ht9iuLL38e
— Degrassi (@Degrassi) June 14, 2018
this is Canada in one picture pic.twitter.com/g5s1GC633D
— Netflix Canada (@Netflix_CA) June 14, 2018
Degrassi Reunion last night .. Incredibles 2 tonight .. It’s like 2005 all over again
— Mr. Sophisticated Savage | Forex Educator 📈 (@__Savage28) June 14, 2018
Y’all…please look at Drake’s response to JT not being in the Degrassi reunion for I’m Upset pic.twitter.com/dgX59KFdGC
— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) June 14, 2018
Thanks to @Drake for letting me & @JayMewes go back to @Degrassi one more time in the most transgressive (and expensive) ep of Next Generation ever made! Loved it! But you & Karena melted my heart with the then-&-now cast credits and theme song ending! https://t.co/eYOlNdzDZO
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 14, 2018
Listen I know we talking bout drake or whatever but Connor had the BEST glo up at Degrassi by far. And he’s tall. He looked goodt in that video ok?!! pic.twitter.com/8G1jOdZlPs
— Teedy 👑 (@Luneetuh) June 14, 2018
— Trey Mangum (@treymangum) June 14, 2018
— Ash (@AshUnapologetic) June 14, 2018
AYE DRAKE 😭😭😭😭😭 WHATEVER IT TAKESSSSS I KNOW I CAN MAKE IT THROUGH IF I HOLD OUT I KNOW I CAN MAKE IT THROUGH 😭😭😭😭 I’m literally crying right now omg.
— Lindz ✨ (@lindztagram) June 14, 2018
I hear some Degrassi fans are mad Nina got a lot of screen time but she is literally the second most successful alumni from the show after Drake himself. Facts are facts so deal with it pic.twitter.com/bW0sUxXUff
— Caitlin J. (@Caitlin901) June 14, 2018
— OWWIA Podcast (@OopsPod) June 14, 2018
I’m Upset is expected to feature on Scorpion, Drake’s upcoming fifth album which will drop on June 29.
— OVO Sound (@OVOSound) June 14, 2018
— With a file from the Associated Press
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