In Our Feelings: New Orleans Reacts To Drake’s New Video

New Orleans had quite a bit to say about Drake's new video on Twitter. Check out some of the best reactions here.

by Alex Galbraith
August 3, 2018

The reaction to Drake’s new video around town was mostly positive. The overwhelming majority of New Orleanians who saw Drake paying homage to the city via the twerk-filled clip were happy with the final result. But we all know that Drake can’t do anything without doing it a little bit too much and the internet (particularly around here) can’t let anyone live.

These forces combined into a perfect storm on social media, with locals taking their shot at clowning the Canadian rapper for dressing up in a New Orleanian’s clothes. First, folks had to go in on the chameleonic rapper’s tendency to claim anywhere but his home.

A few institutions tried to push back against the snark, fighting the good fight to keep things civil. And even we have to admit that it was pretty cool to see Alvin Kamara next to the rapper.

You knew it was coming from the first time that Drake opened his mouth. The rough approximation of a New Orleans accent wasn’t going to fly, especially in a city with so many distinct variations on their twang. It was the main thing that stuck out to our own questioning minds and Twitter was right there with us.


The only question is what Drake will do next. Now that he’s broken the seal on actually including New Orleans in the final product, do we dare to dream that he might actually do some full-on collabs with rising talent? Twitter can do our hoping for us.

He has a distinct voice that you will come to know more as you follow VL NOLA. He has shown himself to be an intrepid entertainment and culture writer, who always knows about the best events, happenings and performers before anybody else. Now, he’s going to tell you all about them here at Very Local NOLA.

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