Drake dropped his new album, Certified Lover Boy, on Friday. Naturally, social media has been all over the many references, name drops, and guest appearances involved.
Also on Friday, Drake released the music video for Way 2 Sexy, which features Future and Young Thug. And when you watch the video, you’ll also notice a fourth person making an appearance…Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard. Leonard, known for being awkward and a little weird in some of his public appearances, comes off pretty awkward and a little weird.
— Overtime (@overtime) September 3, 2021
Kawhi’s really in Drake’s music video 🤣 pic.twitter.com/4MH93mHWnn
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 3, 2021
The whole thing, which features the foursome in all-white standing in the middle of the desert, is presumably a riff on boy band music videos. Though, while the whole thing is a bit tongue-in-cheek, Kawhi’s commitment to the bit makes it hard to tell if he’s in on the joke or even knows where he is and what is going on.
Twitter did not wait very long to pounce.
When you put proficient in excel on your resume and they ask you to actually use it pic.twitter.com/UM49NafV5u
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 3, 2021
“My mans Kawhi think you cute. He’s over there” pic.twitter.com/kMjDEm4k3n
— kyle (@knicks_tape99) September 3, 2021
DRAKE HAS KAWHI IN THE WAY 2 SEXY VIDEO DANCING LIKE A BACKSTREET BOY I’M CRYING pic.twitter.com/QAuj8iRmoz
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) September 3, 2021
same energy pic.twitter.com/Z3t58MaCzp
— Alexis Lafren-YAY!-er (@TheWrage) September 3, 2021
kawhi is all of us watching kawhi in the drake video pic.twitter.com/lIr9pqM329
— Yasmin Tayag (@yeahyeahyasmin) September 3, 2021
When she leaves you on read. pic.twitter.com/GCTNJ5kq9T
— Dionysis Aravantinos (@AravantinosDA) September 3, 2021
Drake and Kawhi’s relationship goes back to when Leonard led the Toronto Raptors, Drake’s hometown team, to the NBA Championship in 2019. Some have wondered if Drake’s recruitment efforts to keep Kawhi in Toronto before he left for the Clippers backfired, but clearly, the two are still on good terms. Along with the appearance in the video, Drake also gave Leonard a shoutout on the new song The Remorse.