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“God’s Plan” Has Drake Splashing $1M On Surprised Miami Residents

The long-awaited video, released Friday morning, showcases the Toronto native’s giving spree in the city earlier this month. “The budget for this video was $996,631. 90,” the opening title card says. “We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label.”

“God’s Plan” Has Drake Splashing $1M On Surprised Miami Residents

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The long-awaited video, released Friday morning, showcases the Toronto native’s giving spree in the city earlier this month. “The budget for this video was $996,631. 90,” the opening title card says. “We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label.”


The video interlaces the voices and images of locals with those of Drake and the beneficiaries of his donations.

At the University of Miami — clad in a black Hurricanes hoodie — he sings for a crowd of hundreds and surprises one student, Destiny James, with a $50,000 check. At Miami Senior High School, he is again greeted by a massive group of students, sings among them, and donates $25,000.

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At Sabor Tropical Supermarket in North Beach, Drake is seen climbing on a check-out counter speaking through a megaphone: “Anything you guys want in the store is free,” he says, followed by shots of shoppers piling their grocery carts high.

The video flashes scenes from the city of Miami: barbershops in Little Haiti, streets, people walking, a man at a bus stop. It also features snippets of Drake’s giving spree that were previously not known. The Miami Fire Department got a $20,000 check. Several families got stacks of cash — the recipients screaming when they saw Drake and crying when he hands them his donation. Two young people got cars. – Continue reading Chabeli Herrera’s story in the Miami Herald

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Hozier Thanks OVO Arena For Clearing Up ‘Misunderstanding’ Over Fans’ ‘Free Palestine’ Scarf

The singer said his team has a "zero policy" about prohibiting sings at shows.

Hozier and the OVO Arena Wembley have apologized and responded to a fan’s complaint about an incident in December in which she was reportedly told to remove a “Free Palestine” scarf before attending one of the singer’s shows. “Thank you to OVO Arena Wembley for clearing up this misunderstanding,” Hozier wrote early Monday morning (Feb. 26) after the venue posted an apology last week to attendee Hiba Ahmad, who said in an earlier X post that she was “pulled aside and escorted to wardrobe” in December while attending a show at the venue while wearing the scarf.

“The team and I have zero policy of prohibiting signs of any kind and I’m sorry to Hiba and her friends that they experienced this at the London show,” Hozier added.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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