In the video, directed by Gibson Hazard, Brian Baumgartner — the man behind The Office character Kevin — makes a cameo, ironically playing video games in an office while listening to the record. Then, the clip quickly jumps into an intense ping-pong battle between Drake and J. Cole. The competitive contest switches to the chess board, where the two rappers duke it out and put their mental fortitude to the test. Later, they even re-enact Cole’s favored punch line “The Spider-Man meme is me looking at Drake,” where Drizzy dons the Spidey mask during the meme-worthy moment.
In an interview with Lil Yachty earlier this month, Cole expressed his love for Drake and talked about the record debuting at No. 1 on the Hot 100. “It went No. 1, but if it went No. 2, I wouldn’t have felt no way. If the other song would’ve went No. 1, it’s like, ‘Bruh, I’m cool.’ I almost feel better having my first No. 1 be off a Drake alley-oop,” Cole said. “I love Drake, and I love that I’m a part of that moment with him, with Michael Jackson.”
“First Person Shooter” went No. 1 on the Hot 100 last month, becoming Cole’s first chart-topper and Drake’s 14th, tying him with Jackson for fifth all-time. On Monday, Drake and Cole announced their joint trek It’s All a Blur Tour — Big as the What. Tickets for the tour went on sale Wednesday via the Cash App Card presale. General on-sale will start Friday, (Nov. 17) at 11 a.m. local time.
Watch “First Person Shooter” below.
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