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Drake shuts down Miami high school for ‘God’s Plan’ video

He's a legend for this one.

Feb 6, 2018, 8:33 am*

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Ramon Ramirez

On Monday, Drake began filming a music video for “God’s Plan,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard this week. Luckily for the students of Miami Senior High School in Florida and University of Miami, that meant a visit from the rapper—and he brought his checkbook.

After using the high school students in his video as extras, Drake presented the school with a $25,000 check and promised to pay for new uniforms. He pledged to help design them too, according to the Miami Herald. The Toronto rapper performed on a crane that swung over the high school baseball field, with cheering teens abound, and an overhead drone capturing it all.

His day out in Florida was just getting started, however.

From high school, Drake went to college. At the University of Miami later that afternoon, students gathered en masse at the Shalala Student Center amid social media rumors that the rapper was headed to campus. He presented biology major Destiny James with a $50,000 scholarship outside the Frost Music School, and then performed on the student center’s Moss Terrace.

And it’s not just the Florida teens that are enjoying Drake—he just had the fourth-biggest week ever when it comes to American music streams, according to Billboard.

H/T Miami Herald

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*First Published: Feb 6, 2018, 8:25 am