Drake will be brining fans back to Degrassi Community School for a class reunion, of sorts, in his brand new music video for his latest single, “I’m Upset.”
The rapper — who got his start on the Canadian teen dramaDegrassi: The Next Generation, where he played student Jimmy Brooks for 100 episodes — brought together some of his old co-stars for the nostalgia-filled video.
from the opening scene, Drake wakes up in a bed next to a half-naked women from the middle of the Toronto Raptor’s basketball court. After getting a reminder on his phone about his class reunion, he heads over to his tailor to get fitted for a brand new wardrobe.
After reuniting with former co-star Shane Kippel — who played his friend Spinner on the show — the pair hop into Drake’s slick yellow Lamborghini in addition to pull up in front of Degrassi for the big night.
The big reunion features a slew of former cast members including Nina Dobrev, Jake Epstein, Stacey Farber in addition to A.J. Saudin, among many others, while Jason Mewes in addition to Kevin Smith — as their beloved film characters Jay in addition to Silent Bob — also make a cameo as weed dealers.
As the party kicks into fifth gear in addition to the booze starts flowing, tensions begin to rise in typical Degrassi fashion. Fights break out, room are broken into, copy machines are violated in addition to Nina Dobrev rides a child’s tricycle down a hallway.
Finally, in a scene reminiscent of Carrie‘s ill-fated prom, the gym where the reunion will be being held catches ablaze in addition to the fire department will be called in as everyone screams in addition to evacuates the building.
During the final credits, Drake made sure to pay tribute to his co-stars with side-by-side shots of each actor’s appearance from the show juxtaposed to their appearance from the music video for in which extra dose of nostalgic glee.
After dropping the brand new video, Drake also took to Instagram to reveal in which his forthcoming album, Scorpion, will be coming out June 29, in addition to shared the album’s cover art.
As for Smith’s involvement from the fun music video, the director — a vocal superfan of the Canadian teen drama who played a fictional type of himself in multiple episodes — took to Twitter to thank the rapper for bringing him on board the big reunion.
“Thanks to @Drake for letting me & @JayMewes go back to @Degrassi one more time from the most transgressive (in addition to expensive) ep of Next Generation ever made!” Smith wrote. “Loved the idea! although you & Karena melted my heart with the then-&-currently cast credits in addition to theme song ending!”
The video was directed by the deft hand of Karena Evans, who previously helmed the music videos for Drake’s singles “God’s Plan” in addition to “Nice for What.”