Drake Rob Ford

Drake does a turn as Rob Ford in new music video

Drake has made good on a sort of promise issued via "Come Thru" on his second last album Nothing Was the Same. In it, he observes that "rap game, crack game, ain't that different, ya know?" hinting at the fame that would later greet Toronto Mayor Rob Ford following a very public drug scandal.

Fast forward to Drake's freshly released video for "Energy" and we've come full circle as the local hip hop darling does a turn as Ford in the notorious photograph that ran when the controversy broke loose. There's something both fitting and creepy about this little moment, two of Toronto's most notable celebrities rolled into one persona.

It's all part of a mercurial performance in which Drake also plays Oprah, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Barack Obama (amongst others). Each role has its own comedic creep value, but for sheer Toronto laughs, the Rob Ford segment is, well, legendary.

You can check out the whole video on Drake's Apple Connect page.

CORRECTION: This article previously stated that the new video was for "Legend". (11/07/2015)


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