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Drake explains why ‘God’s plan’ is misunderstood: ‘I don’t know if you’ve read the text’

God’s Plan was released in 2018 ahead of Drake’s fifth studio album. Scorpio. The single became one of his biggest hits and dominated the charts for weeks. Years later, Drake says that “God’s Plan” is misunderstood as he doesn’t believe it’s the motivational track that many of his fans make.

“God’s Plan” is one of Drake’s biggest hits, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks and staying on the chart for 36 weeks. It was nominated for several awards and earned the Canadian rapper a Grammy for Best Rap Song. The music video was equally impressive, racking up over 1.4 billion views on YouTube.

In the music video, Drake gave away $1 million to people in Florida in various ways. These included awarding a $50,000 stipend, free shopping sprees, buying toys for children, and distributing stacks of money to randomly selected families. The video received many nominations, but also associated the song with optimism and an uplifting mood.

Drake recently guest-lectured at Florida International University as part of hospitality guru David Grutman’s class. During the hour-long chat with Page Six, the “Hotline Bling” rapper opened up about his creative process to the music and revealed that he had no intention of making “God’s Plan” the motivational anthem many thought it was.

“Sometimes you forget like the biggest hits or… the seemingly easy ones really weren’t that easy,” shared Drake. “Even ‘God’s Plan’ is another example of a song that I still think has a lot of integrity. It’s not a cheesy song. Obviously a lot of people associate it with the video. Let’s say it’s this positive, uplifting song. But I remember writing that song for my friends.”

“It was like for the boys. We showed up,” he continued. “I felt like I was talking crazy there and suddenly it became a motivating record. I said, ‘I don’t know if they read the lyrics.'”

Even if the lyrics are misinterpreted, it’s hard to see the music video as anything but inspirational. Anyhow, Drake is most likely pleased with how successful the song has become, no matter how it’s understood.

views is Drake’s fourth studio album, which debuted in 2016. The album contained many hit singles including “Controlla”, “Hotline Bling” and “One Dance”. During the talk, Drake revealed two of his favorite songs from the album and it’s some deep cuts.

“I think ‘Feel No Ways’ and ‘Fire & Desire’ [are two] my favorite songs too,” said Drake.

views reached #1 on the Billboard 200 for 13 weeks and stayed on the chart for 340 weeks. Drake continues to topple the charts with his latest collaboration album with 21 Savage. your loss. The album debuted on November 4 and quickly reached #1.

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