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We Break Down Where Drake’s $1 Million Went In The ‘God’s Plan’ Video

Drake has been in a giving mood, and it all came to fruition in the video for “God’s Plan.” Over the course of almost six minutes, we see crying faces, smiling children, and Drake’s generosity at the center of it all. Drizzy even hopped on Instagram stories to ask his followers to get into the giving spirit.

“I am not into challenges on IG,” wrote Drake. “I find them annoying…but today I am going to challenge everyone to just go out and do something for someone, anything, the smallest thing, just to bring another human being some joy and please tag me in it somehow so I can see all the love being spread.”

Viewers know the 6 God gave away $ 996,631.90 to the residents of Miami in the “God’s Plan” video, which begs the question — where did all of that money go? There is so much happening onscreen that if you blink, you might miss the latest good deed from Toronto’s reigning king.

Below, MTV News compiled a rundown of Drake’s best deeds and how much they cost. Unfortunately, we probably didn’t catch them all.

  1. OVO Market Sweep

    Total: $ 50,000

    Drake gave Miami residents the most epic game of Supermarket Sweep. “Anything you guys want in the store is free,” Drizzy says through a megaphone in the middle of the grocery store. According to E! News, the trip cost Graham $ 50,000.

  2. Started Out Doin’ College Shows

    Total: $ 50,000

    The Miami Hurricane reported that Drake gave a $ 50,000 check to Destiny James, a junior studying public health at the University of Miami. In an Instagram post thanking Drake, James wrote, “You don’t understand what this means to me. I would’ve never imagined this happening to me. I’m just a girl from Denmark, SC that wants to MAKE IT and be somebody and for you to see my hard work means the world. Thank you so much. God I thank you.”

  3. Icy Like the Frost School

    Total: $ 10,000

    Drake can also be seen giving the University of Miami Frost School of Music a $ 10,000 donation in the video.

  4. Toy Story

    Total: $ 69,500 donation = $ 50,000 directly to the shelter + $ 19,500 in Target gift cards to families

    Drake donated a $ 50,000 check to the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, which supports and provides for homeless women and children. On top of the donation, the Toronto rapper also handed out $ 150 Target gift cards to 130 women and toys for all the children, TMZ reports.

  5. Fast Times At OVO High

    Total: $ 25,000

    A significant portion of the “God’s Plan” video was filmed at Miami Senior High School in South Florida. Drake did more than let students be extras in the visual, He also gave $ 25,000 to the school and agreed to design OVO uniforms for the scholars, reports ABC News.

  6. Fire And Desire

    Total: $ 20,000

    The City of Miami Fire Department also got some love from Graham with a $ 20,000 check.

  7. Shut Down Saks Fifth

    Total: $ 10,000 (honestly, probably a lot more)

    The 6 God took over Saks Fifth for a special woman, Odelie Paret. The head of OVO was inspired by a Miami Herald story, which details how the housekeeper’s commute can take almost three hours as she works at a physically demanding job to support her family. Drake and Antonio Brown from the Steelers reportedly treated the woman to a spa day, dinner at StripSteak, and a shopping spree.

  8. Random Acts Of Kindness

    Total: Priceless

    Honestly, Drake gives away so much in the “God’s Plan” video it is almost impossible to calculate it all without calling up the OVO accountant. We may never know what deal Drizzy got on the cars or the stack of cash he hands out to each family. Thankfully, that isn’t the point. You don’t have to be one of the biggest rappers alive to make someone’s day. Sometimes all it takes is some well-choreographed dance moves and a kind deed.

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It Appears Drake’s “OVO” Air Jordan 10s are Releasing

Competition is a good thing. While some speculated, and spot on at that, that Drake joining Jordan Brand was a counter-move to that of Kanye West leaving Nike for adidas, the two power partnerships are already making things far more interesting at retail.

With Yeezy Season starting later than expected but still very much in swing, it looks like Drizzy and JB have a surprise of their own with the retail release of the Air Jordan 10 OVO PE. Following a true quickstrike release at OVO pop-up shop in California back around Coachella, the packaging has been seen for the first time via photos from @thekid_dex.

The packaging reveals a colorway, White/Gold, and price, $ 225, and OVO detailing. What’s yet to be seen is the official release date and word if any of the other OVO PEs will also drop. For those keeping track at home, Drake has worn OVO PEs of the 3s, 10s and 12s at a rate of about two colorways a piece.

What makes this extra-cool is that the Air Jordan 10 has pretty much already had its retail run in 2015, so it’s not like this is a momentum move to build buzz for GRs. Maybe this will coincide with a Drake album or tour, maybe it’s just completely to release a cool shoe.

Sites such as Sneaker News and Modern Notoriety have confirmed this release as official, both anticipating a Fall/Winter 2015 drop. That makes sense with the Holiday season, and will hopefully spread out the lines with all the heat scheduled so that everyone can take home at least one release they really want.

Until then, peep a preview of the packaging in the photo above and keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more details. To see official pictures of the “OVO” Air Jordan 10s, click here.

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drakes-diary: Drake’s No.3 Haberdasher Street Factory…

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Drake’s No.3 Haberdasher Street Factory Shop

Mannequin sporting our Double Breasted Navy Polo Coat, Large Stripe Egyptian Cotton Shirt and 30oz Spun and Net Paisley Motif Tie.

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A Closer Look at Drake’s Air Jordan 3 “Mark Smith” PE

This summer, jaws dropped and necks broke for a plethora of reasons when Nicki Minaj dropped her “Anaconda” music video. One cause for strong reactions was the surprise look at Drake’s Air Jordan 3 “Mark Smith” PE. As Mark Smith told Complex, the shoe’s upper showcases elephant print via lenticular film, a material we’ll supposedly start seeing a lot more on sneakers. Get a better look at this Air Jordan 3 Drake PE in the photo below from Barney Wang. Let us know in the comment section if you’d cop this colorway if released.

RELATED: A History of Drake’s Air Jordan PEs

Drake Air Jordan 3 Mark Smith PE

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Drake’s ‘Worst Behavior’ Video: His Father, Juicy J And More Cameos

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

After teasing us for weeks with photos from the set, Drake goes big in his new video for “Worst Behavior.” In step with the anthemic track from Nothing Was the Same , the X-directed visual takes it back to the people who loved the Toronto rapper from the start with features from Drizzy’s family and friends. In case you missed it, these are the best guest appearances in “Worst Behavior.”

Dennis Graham: Drake no doubt gets his musical talent from his father’s side of the family. His Dad, Dennis Graham, shows off his vocal chops at the start of the video by performing in the famed Memphis studio of Al Green. For those who don’t know, the legendary Willie Mitchell (also pictured in the video) was Drake’s uncle and collaborated with the likes of Al Green, Syl Johnson and O.V. Wright.

Juicy J and Project Pat: Who knew Juicy J and Project Pat were really comedians? The Three 6 Mafia rappers have a little sketch comedy moment with two of Drake’s friends, OVO Ryan and OB O’Brien. “Shut the f— up!” Juicy says at one point, a throw to his famous ad-lib. Project Pat tries to keep a straight face when he’s called “Paddy Cakes.” Hilarious.

OVO Boys: It wouldn’t be a video without Drake’s friends flying down from Toronto. OVO (October’s Very Own) crew members OB O’Brien and OVO Ryan appear alongside Juicy J in the aforementioned comedy routine. If these guys look familiar, it’s because both were also seen in visuals for “HYFR” and “Started from the Bottom.” In addition to being the crew’s resident funny man, OB has become an OVO team mascot of sorts with his new owl costume.

Crew Love: Never one to forget his boys, Drake has other OVO members like Oliver (his manager) and CJ appear in the video as well. Peep the last scene, in which the rapper and his huge entourage of friends are walking around town. Now you know why Drake needs “No New Friends.”

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