The Internet Reacts to Drake's "I'm Upset" Video
Yes, Drake is trying to remind us all of his less problematic younger days, when he portrayed Jimmy Brooks on the never-ending Toronto-based teen drama saga Degrassi. He reunited with his classmates from Degrassi: The Next Generation in his "I'm Upset" video, and people have a lot of feelings about the new clip.
Many of his fellow actors have taken to social media to share their reaction to the until now top-secret video.
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
I went to my high school reunion over the weekend!— Ephraim Ellis (@ephraimellis) June 14, 2018
It was pretty dope, and I was contractually obligated not to post about it on Twitter until literally right now!
Enjoy this highlight reel!#degrassi #drakehttps://t.co/W68ZBBBL5H
When I was younger and dumber I used to say things like "if I'm 30 and still The Degrassi Guy I'm going to kill myself." Well, I turn 30 in 8 weeks and it turns out being The Degrassi Guy is, uh, pretty cool pic.twitter.com/OMSjLWpDG1— Jake Goldsbie (@JGoldsbie) June 14, 2018
The boys are back together! When I got the call that @champagnepapi had this idea for his next video, the feeling was hard to describe. When it became real and I further found out that it was a complete @degrassi cast reunion, it suddenly became very clear that this would be a weekend for the history books. To be a part of something of this magnitude with my childhood on screen best friend Aubrey Graham turned rap superstar and business mogul Drake was something truly special, and then to do it with ALL of my old cast members back at on our old sets really put the experience over the edge. To top it all off, meeting and being directed by the wildly talented and ridiculously cool @karenaevans was next level. To bring this whole thing full circle back to where it all began for all of us made it an on screen reunion for the fans but also a real one for all of us involved. All of the energy, laughter and fun captured in the video was as naturally occurring and genuine as can be. No acting involved. Well, except me trying to look as cool as the big man. I can't thank you enough @champagnepapi for this. None of us can. What a time. We'll never forget it. Looking forward to what you got for us next! #jimmy #spinner #degrassi #degrassithenextgeneration #drake #imupset #scorpion #ovo #music #musicvideo #degrassireunion #ferrari #supercars #school #cast
But that's nothing compared to the reaction from the general public. From nostalgic Canadians to the Pusha-T haters to just pure hilarity, see some of the best reactions to the "I'm Upset" video below.
Pusha T claps back with the cast of Wheels, Ontario— Molly Lambert (@mollylambert) June 14, 2018
j prince: drake has a song that will end pusha's career— Desus Nice (@desusnice) June 14, 2018
pusha: release it
drake: YALL REMEMBER DEGRASSI?
I love Drake.— Ira (@ira) June 14, 2018
Blogs yesterday: "WILL DRAKE CLAIM HIS CHILD AND RESPOND TO PUSHA T'S DISS?!"
Blogs tomorrow: "YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT THE CAST OF DEGRASSI LOOKS LIKE NOW!!!"
So was the Degrassi reunion always Drake's break-glass-in-case-of-emergency move?— Kyle McGovern (@ktmcgovern) June 14, 2018
Drake putting dude who shot him in Degrassi in a music video and having his boys chase him down is the single most full circle satisfying thing I've seen today. Also he put my boys Jay and Silent Bob in it. Legendary— Huey Mack (@HueyMack) June 14, 2018
Drake really got the Degrassi cast together for a 10 year reunion. Look at Emma. Look at Manny. Look at Spinner. Bitch, they resurrected Rick's bitch ass. Mr. Simpson smoking weed. Paige is still THAT bitch. My first husband Marco.— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) June 14, 2018
I am emotionally unstable on a Wednesday night. https://t.co/gpPj4kyBJ3
me after seeing that degrassi reunion in drake's new mv pic.twitter.com/gOkMJqzM0s— kloey🥀 (@kkloeyy) June 14, 2018
pusha t: your daddy doesn't love you, your baby mama is a porn star, and your friend is dying— 🌊 (@mattwhitlockPM) June 14, 2018
drake: time for a "degrassi" reunion pic.twitter.com/5iX3brdBRa
IF YOU THINK THAT DRAKE CAN GET AWAY WITH NOT RESPONDING TO PUSHA AND DISTRACTING EVERYONE WITH DEGRASSI INSTEAD pic.twitter.com/C8MkQ0tetd— Uche (@uchaachi) June 14, 2018
Drake's next album Scorpion is due out June 29. Past albums Take Care, What a Time to Be Alive, If You're Reading This It's Too Late and Views.