Rapper Drake delivered one of the most jaw-dropping moments in music-video history, when he donated $916,631 (almost R11-million) to the people of Miami in his music video "God's Plan".
'The most important thing I have ever done in my career'– Drake
He described it as "the most important thing" he has done in his career – handing out cash to Miami residents featured in the video, which gained his charitable exploits global attention.
Here is a breakdown of the music video's giveaways.
Anything you want in the store is... free
Drake enters a grocery shop in the video and surprises everyone inside with the chance to fill their trollies for free.
University of Miami
In the video, Drake donated $100,000 (~R1.2-million) to various resources at the University of Miami, including $50,000 (~R600,000) in student scholarships, $10,000 (~R120,000) to the music department and another $40,000 (~R480,000) to other causes.
Drake was not done after giving away money yet – he also handed it out to ordinary people on the streets – some of whom were brought to tears at the stack of money they got from the modern-day Robin Hood.
The Miami Fire Department was also on the Canadian rapper's beneficiary list, scoring $20,000 (R240,000).
Drake visited a childcare centre in Miami – and instead of throwing more money around, gave every single kid a toy. Heart-melting!
Selected women of Miami also got a $50,000 (R600,000) budget Drake for a buy-anything shopping spree!
Cars, vans and food
The rapper also gave away food to many Miamians, and donated vehicles to selected organisations.
He wanted to give back to the society he has done so well in, especially the ordinary people who contributed to his rise – seems it takes a village to raise a superstar.
His Miami exploits touched the hearts of many worldwide – check out the Twitter responses:
Every time I go to the grocery store now, I'm disappointed Drake isn't there with a megaphone and a million dollars, offering to cover my Nutella.— ItsTheReal (@itsthereal) February 19, 2018
The God's Plan music video just makes me love Drake 10x more than a already did💕— Morven (@morven_mcd) February 18, 2018
The fact that Drake had a million dollar budget for his music video and instead gave it all away is pretty damn cool— T (@danger_dunn) February 18, 2018
Drake got the greatest video of the year don't @ me— LaDike Ball (@1BigNel) February 18, 2018
I fancy drake so hard after seeing his video 😹😹 there's nothing more attractive than generosity and having compassion for others 😭💜 absolutely insane video— Frey (@Freyyx) February 18, 2018
Until further notice, Drake the = 🐐— IG: Mickey.Factz (@MickeyFactz) February 18, 2018
Drake did wonderful thing.— TweetGuru (@JustKholii_) February 18, 2018
Probably saved people from debt.
Probably took kids to school.
Probably inspired someone else to do this one day.
Change lives and be grateful.
"Gods Plan" title is fitting.
LET IT BE KNOWN! pic.twitter.com/HEVSuCxpaM