In what’s perhaps a very clever distraction from the Drake/Pusha T beef that went from fun to way dramatic, Drake has done something to capture our attention in a big way: reunite the cast of Degrassi.
In his newly released video for his single “I’m Upset,” we see the rapper waking up from his bed magically mid-court at the Air Canada Centre. He then meets up with his old BFF Spinner aka Shane Kippel from Degrassi: The Next Generation. This is the first in a long line of cameos by Drake’s former teen drama costars.
Drake and Shane return to Degrassi Community School to celebrate the class of 2007, and anyone who was anyone from the show makes an appearance: Stacey Farber, Adamo Ruggiero, Lauren Collins, Jake Epstein, Christina Schmidt, Andrea Lewis, Melissa McIntyre, LinLyn Lue, Stefan Brogen, Ephraim Ellis, Jake Goldsbie, Marc Donato, Dalmar Abuzeid, A.J. Saudin, Miriam McDonald, Cassie Steele, Nina Dobrev, Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, and Paula Brancati. Even Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith come back to try and sell weed to the principal. Ellis, whose character Rick shot Drake’s character in an iconic episode, runs through the halls to get away from an angry mob of Drake fans.
The 11-year (?) high school reunion rages so hard the fire department has to be called. Classic Degrassi! Drake has confirmed that his new album Scorpion will drop June 29.