Drake has his cake and eats it too in his 12-minute video for “Child’s Play,” which is from his No. 1 album, Views.
The song is not the biggest standout track on the LP so it’s surprising that he would do an elaborate visual for it. Nevertheless, the clip, co-directed by Drizzy and Spiff TV, features a cameo from Tyra Banks who plays his girlfriend. [Sidenote: Drake once went on a date with Tyra but it didn’t go any further beyond that].
In the opening scene, Banks and Drake are having a lovely meal at the Cheesecake Factory. When the 6 God goes to the bathroom, Banks takes a sneak peek at his phone and discovers that he’s been cheating on her. When Drake returns, Banks goes bonkers on him and mushes him with a piece of cheesecake and dumps wine on him.
From there, the video goes downhill with a unfunny skit featuring Drake affiliate OB O’Brien playing Texas Hammer Jr., the sleazy owner of a strip club.
We are then thrust into the prototypical strip club where the ladies are swinging on the pole and showing off their assets (we are not mad at that). Meanwhile, Drake is throwing ones like they were confetti as he raps his lyrics from the song.
Spiff TV told Billboard that the “Child’s Play” video is epic and shot in the same manner as Michael Jackson’s videos. We beg to differ.
Nevertheless, it’s a fun video in the beginning and if you like “Child’s Play,” then you might enjoy the visual.
Hopefully, Drake’s upcoming short film, “Please Forgive Me,” will be little more interesting. The clip, which was directed by Drake and Anthony Mandler and features a score by Noah “40” Shebib, is expected to premiere on Sept. 30.