Kanye dons the director hat, opening with a porntastic scene with the presence of knockers. Thumbs up buddy!
“Take that D!”
EDIT — I wanted to bring this back to the top, as the cherry on top for The Cooler. Nah, to bring up the interview Complex just posted with the newest Young Money man, specifically the excerpt regarding his performance @ the 2009 BET Awards and also the concept behind this video.
Complex: Understandable. So what’s the concept?
Drake: The concept of the video is, I’m a coach at a high school and the girls of my life are all on my high school basketball team. Throughout the video you see us prepping for this big championship game, and my team ends up losing. You see the looks on their faces at the end of the video, but the moral of the story, I guess, is win or lose, you can still be the best to somebody. When women see the video and see all the breast and ass, hopefully they don’t take offense. Hopefully they see the real meaning.
Drake and/or Kanye, concept fail. But you know what else, I don’t think you’ll hear a complaint from any male in the northern hemisphere. In fact, we thank you brother.
Complex: Damn, that’s horrible. At the BET Awards this past Sunday, everyone was shocked to see you sitting on a stool. Did you ever think to yourself, Maybe I shouldn’t perform?
Drake: That, actually—to be honest—was a terrible idea that I’ll never do to myself again. [Laughs] But I was being pressed from different areas to perform, and I think what really happened at the BET Awards is with the passing of Mike, the climate really changed, as far as the award show goes. I don’t think it called for us to perform “Every Girl” and “Always Strapped,” and I think it was an award show filled with tributes and music and these genuine heartfelt speeches. And to sort of climax out of a very tongue-and-cheek point, and then people misconstruing Wayne’s daughters and her friends coming out on stage…
Complex: Yeah, it really was an awkward moment.
Drake: Yeah, it was just timed very poorly and it definitely wasn’t planned like that, but with that being said, it is what is. I believe in Wayne and myself and it’s nothing we can’t bounce back from. To anyone who was offended, my personal apologies, it wasn’t intended to offend anybody.
Complex: Watching it at home, the BET Awards seemed to be a mess. Did it seem that way in person?
Drake: Well, I can only speak for my portion of it. I had asked for something very specific for my performance and none of those were met, as far as production value, so…
Complex: That’s BET for you…
Drake: I understood my situation, as far as sitting in one place, and figured there was a way to make it interesting. But when I looked around and noticed that none of that was going on [laughs], I kind of just realized that it was going to be a loss for me. But at the end of the day, it is what it is.
I didn’t see the performance because…really, I didn’t see any of the show because we were backstage (more on that later). But I heard all the grumbling & complaints about how it lacked taste & the poor taste & execution for the show as whole.
Good to see Drake own up to his part in the fuckery without adding some PR spin to it. Just tell the truth & keep moving. He didn’t deflect all the blame on BET, even though we can assume that’s where most should be placed.
Props to Legend for the nudge.
Previously Posted – Drake – So Far Gone