Drake Shoots ‘God’s Plan’ Video At Miami High School And Donated $25K Plus New Uniforms
Drake’s new single “God’s Plan” has broken streaming records on Apple Music and Spotify as it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs. But his appearance at Miami Senior High School on Monday to shoot part of the music video has made the track just that much more popular. Not only did the students get to join in on the fun, the rapper gifted the school with a hefty cash donation and a promise to design new uniforms for all of the students.
Reportedly the visit was a surprise to the students, several of whom were allowed to make cameo appearances in the video. According to student Bernard Marshall, Drake arrived in a firetruck and his now-signature facial hair was all the confirmation that he and his classmates needed to know that something special was about to happen.
“We saw him come in a firetruck and everybody saw his beard,” Marshall told ABC 10 News. “So everyone knew it was him. I put it on Snapchat!”
Drake filming the “God’s Plan” video today at Miami Senior High School pic.twitter.com/bPVr08J14Q
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And Marshall wasn’t alone. Students flooded social media with photos and videos of Drake’s visit to share their excitement. As if the surprise video shoot wasn’t already enough of a blessing, the rapper made a $25,000 donation to the school followed by an announcement of his intention to give every student a new uniform. Students were touched and affirmed by Drake’s generous and thoughtful gesture.
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“That showed that our school was coming up,” student Devenson Cadet said. “It’s a good thing. It’s a good sign.”
— Coach-Helder Valle (@h2valle) February 5, 2018
In parting, Drake wished the students well and inspired them to aim high in life.
“I hope you go on to do incredible things,” Drake said addressing the student body.
This happened today. I applied to scholarships last year for which I had to write an essay. I received those…
But his work was still not yet done. Drake headed over to the University of Miami to continue shooting his video, but he also had a special surprise for student Destiny Paris James. She was told that she would be filming a video outside the Shalala Student Center to use for scholarship fundraising. Instead, Drake gave her $50,000 for her tuition. She shared her joy on Facebook.
“This was the surprise the whole time. Drake told me that he has read great things about me and appreciates how hard I’ve worked through so many trials and decided to give me $50K for my tuition,” James wrote on her Facebook page. “Thank you so much! You don’t understand what this means to me!”