Drake Goes Rogue In New Short Film ‘Please Forgive Me’
And you thought Drake’s acting days were over.
Started from the bottom now we…an action movie star?!
That’s right—Drake hasn’t acted since “Degrassi,” but the rapper just released his short film “Please Forgive Me” and he makes one helluva criminal.
The 23-minute long movie was directed by Anthony Mandler, who has directed music videos for Rihanna and Beyoncé. Originally supposed to debut Sept. 30, it mysteriously dropped on Apple Music the night of Sept. 25.
The film features music from “Views” like “Controlla”and “One Dance,” while Drizzy faces off with a South African crime boss. I’m talking guns, blood and all that kind of action. Rolling Stone compared the first half to the 1993 film “Indecent Proposal,” as Drake’s girl (Belgian model Fanny Neguesha) is offered $1 million to spend the night with some shady millionaire. Obvi, that doesn’t fly for Drake, and explosive drama follows. Drizzy, what did you get yourself into?!
Perhaps the best part of the film though—if you can get over Drake being a badass—is that it also features new instrumental music from Drake’s producer, 40. Between the high tensions, beloved songs and the staggering action, it’s no wonder fans are going crazy over the film.
Drake named it "Please Forgive Me" because he just scammed us #PleaseForgiveMe https://t.co/UZZYTRRBtc
Drake always finds himself messing with these indigenous OG crime bosses, fam. #PleaseForgiveMe
So basically #PleaseForgiveMe is like a big(ger) budget "Find Your Love" (also directed by Anthony Mandler) https://t.co/bflGknRp7w
PleaseForgiveMe when he made the car blow up and summers over interlude started playing. Iconic https://t.co/F70yWApz3q
This is so good. #PleaseForgiveMe https://t.co/z80a517Xbk
Side note: it just me or does the girl in the movie resemble Rihanna a bit? Also, if BadGalRiRi can be his next action movie muse, that’d be splendid.