Is Drake’s video sexist?

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April 29, 2014 by Welcome to the Jungle

Is Drake’s video too sexist?

by Paul G.

 

This is the song Hold On, We’re Going Home by Drake.

Drake is a hip-hop artist who is very famous for his love songs and as an icon for Canadian rappers. He doesn’t only impact the music industry, but he is also the ambassador of basketball operations for the Toronto Raptors. He helps promote the games and makes a lot of money from this opportunity. The video is unique because it truly tells a story apart from the song. When you first listen to the song, you would not expect a video such as this to be created. It is about Drake’s girlfriend/wife/gal who has been kidnapped because this mafia or mob leader wants revenge on Drake. The morale of the short film is about betrayal (Drake shooting his friend because he back stabbed him) and revenge (the mob leader taking something because Drake took something valuable from him). This is the typical story of the man saving the woman and ending in a shootout.

The good things of this music video were that it was highly entertaining and the morale of the story is great. It truly shows how even the closest people can betray you in the end. My opinion is to not trust anyone in life, with exceptions, but you never know.

The bad things were the sexist showings in the video. Typical muscular man saving a vulnerable woman who is half naked. Like does she really need to be half naked? At the dinner table, when one of the guys stands up and says “We shouldn’t talk business because the ladies are here” sort of made me think in a female perspective.

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