Video: Drake Refused Kanye’s Offer To Remake ‘Best I Ever Had’ Video

“I didn’t want to make an R&B video, basically.”

Shouts to Shaheem, Rahman, Sway and Jayson. After the jump, another clip talking about the motivation for the video.

via MTV:

Some fans liked it, some fans were scratching their heads after the debut of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” video last month. Some in the blogosphere said the clip’s buxom female basketball team did nothing but cater to the male audience without matching the theme of the song; others just thought it wasn’t all that creative. And a couple of bloggers even went so far as to suggest that director Kanye West sabotaged Drake’s production. [Ha, the 1515 Boys read our comments.]

In fact, Drake told MTV News that West offered to shoot another video for the song, and he declined. He noted that receiving mixed reviews of his clip was a great lesson.

“That career move was very important to me,” he explained at the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival kickoff in Scranton, Pennsylvania. “We’ve done such a great job of building it all up. It’s kind of like people were getting this impression of me that I’m never gonna make a mistake. I’m not made of Teflon. I’m gonna do things for myself sometimes, as opposed to what people want me to do.”

Drake said the abundance of big-breasted women in the video didn’t put up any red flags that the video would offend anyone. He enjoyed the final cut of the video and thought it was right on point.

“If you listen to the song, I’m not saying the most graceful thing in the world. It’s not the most heartfelt song,” Drizzy continued. “I say some pretty wild things in regards to women in the actual song. When me and Kanye were in the studio working on a song for Big Sean, we were talking about it. We saw a comedic element to it. I felt that the climate in the world right now, everything in the world is so serious all the time, my life is serious, I just wanted to laugh, instead of taking myself too serious as the heartthrob and walking hand-in-hand into the movies and taking my shirt off. I felt it’s not that time for me yet. Or maybe never. I’m a very multifaceted person. One thing I told ‘Ye is, ‘I really want to act. I want to act in this video.’ ”

Kanye convinced him that the only way to be humorous was to go all the way with it and make it a full on funny video. “I guess one thing I didn’t consider is what the song personally means to a lot of women,” Drake said. “To those women, I apologize. I do apologize. My intention wasn’t to put anyone down. It was to make them laugh. I wanted people to see something visually different.”

Don’t worry, Drake, judging by your reception at Monday’s AMW show, the fans still love you.


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70 Responses to “Video: Drake Refused Kanye’s Offer To Remake ‘Best I Ever Had’ Video”

  1. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    TASTERS

  2. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    bad business decision

  3. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    notice that this post went up at 4:06 pm, but the time stamp on my comment is 3:52 pm

    that means i commented 16 minutes before the fucking post even went live

    I DOES THIS NICCAS.

  4. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    ^yeah WTF?

  5. Nestle Snipes Says:

    # Taster’s Choice [||] Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Nestle Snipes Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    Nation gets paid minum wage. He gets paid 5 canadian dollars for 2 hours of work.

    ^

    doggie on the strenth wtf do u care, u get paid $0.00 per hour to comment up in this bitch and you happily do it day after day so who won and who lost

    ^Shut your faggot ass dickriding ass up…homo…

    Never post your picture on your twitter account because you muslim ass ugly ass hell..

    I make no money while I blog…you stupid swine…I’m at work…

    Not to mention..how much money do you make?

    You on here 24/7 chea…and you have about 150 aliases….multiple personality ass nigga…

  6. Dre Says:

    I didn’t know nation posted something so I rescheduled.

  7. Nestle Snipes Says:

    Chea come at me again…and I’ll send some sex offender to fuck with your little son…real talk…I do this goon shit for real…

    I know your IP address…you in the ‘go….I’ll shove pork down your throat…

  8. Rockabye Says:

    “That career move was very important to me,” he explained at the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival kickoff in Scranton, Pennsylvania. “We’ve done such a great job of building it all up. It’s kind of like people were getting this impression of me that I’m never gonna make a mistake. I’m not made of Teflon. I’m gonna do things for myself sometimes, as opposed to what people want me to do.”

    ^

    “Man, sometimes I’m going to be wrong. But I’m not going to apologize. Because in order to be real, I mean really real, I’m going to have to alienate a large percentage of my female fanbase. And I ain’t just talking Emma or Manny or Ashley or that redheaded chick who kept cutting herself–she could get it, by the way–but sometimes I say ‘ungraceful’ things towards women because like every other man on the planet, I am a dog. Rough life, ladies. When I get on, I’ma leave yo’ ass for a white girl. Remember that ‘I’m tryna fuck Megan Fox this year’ line? I meant that. It’s all about sex and not about love. Holla at me when you’re done sexting Songz. Young Moola, baby.”

  9. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    ^yeah WTF?

    ^^

    son, i’m just nice with it

    for the right price, i can even make yo comments tighter

  10. Big Homie Says:

    This Is What 5 Million Dollars Can Buy You

    ^ Hov!!

  11. Rockabye Says:

    notice that this post went up at 4:06 pm, but the time stamp on my comment is 3:52 pm

    that means i commented 16 minutes before the fucking post even went live

    I DOES THIS NICCAS.

    ^

    I used to comment on another blog where posts would be up but not really up days before they went live.

  12. PHENOMENON Says:

    This Is What 5 Million Dollars Can Buy You

    ^ ^
    I’ve never actually owned BP2 so I may consider this. . . pending price.

  13. young hov Says:

    that means i commented 16 minutes before the fucking post even went live

    I DOES THIS NICCAS.

    You on your marty mcfly shit (no homo)

  14. "A" Chick Le Fleur - Niccas 2 Sweet-n-Low dey ain't Equal Says:

    So where’s the Clipse & Drake track?

  15. electrogremlin_cs88 Says:

    Big Homie Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    This Is What 5 Million Dollars Can Buy You

    ^ Hov!!

    ^^^
    Hov!

  16. Big Homie Says:

    I’ve never actually owned BP2 so I may consider this. . . pending price.

    ^ He’s trying to do MJ numbers lol

  17. cOLD Says:

    *pushes Rav4*

  18. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    *buys my whole family volvos*

  19. Big Homie Says:

    “I didn’t want to make an R&B video, basically.”

    ^ You actually did, just with mad random tits and ass. Video was great.

  20. Big Homie Says:

    *buys my whole family volvos*

    ^ I can have my uncles and ’em build you Toyotas.

  21. eskay Says:

    >>Chea has a point, i think its homo that Eskay doesnt follow his regulars.

    I follow a bunch of regulars, don’t be mad cuz I don’t follow nor give a fuck about you. catching feelings that another man is not following you on Twitter = now that’s homo.

    Minya, this Twitter shit retarded.

  22. Nestle Snipes Says:

    Keep thinking I’m play nigga…

    Have a 40 year old pedophile play naked twister with your little son nigga…

    Police won’t believe you anyway…you a terrorist…

  23. Cinsere Says:

    The thing is, in the end, his team loses! They were so concerned about looking good and sexy that they never took the time to develop any actual skill. And they LOSE! All he cared about was his team looking sexy, and nothing else, and he LOSES! There’s a lesson in that, but nobody wants to look past the bouncing boobs…

  24. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    Cinsere Says:

    ^you was on Flavor of Love 2?

  25. herbal kint Says:

    Nestle Snipes Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    Chea come at me again…and I’ll send some sex offender to fuck with your little son…real talk…I do this goon shit for real…

    I know your IP address…you in the ‘go….I’ll shove pork down your throat…

    …. O shit someone’s crib just got circled watch out chea …

  26. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    im in the mood for bacon now

  27. electrogremlin_cs88 Says:

    eskay Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    >>Chea has a point, i think its homo that Eskay doesnt follow his regulars.

    I follow a bunch of regulars

    ^^^
    im in the Nahright (Es, Nate, Dre) Twitter loop, i cant say its “following”…

  28. Big Homie Says:

    I’m a baconator

  29. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    I follow a bunch of regulars, don’t be mad cuz I don’t follow nor give a fuck about you. catching feelings that another man is not following you on Twitter = now that’s homo.

    Minya, this Twitter shit retarded.

    –I was joking around you butt pirate

  30. BabyDoll Says:

    I appreciate everybody that follows me on twitter.

    Yours truly,

    BD

  31. cOLD Says:

    I’d snuff an orphan for a whiff on Nicki Minajs twat.

  32. young hov Says:

    The thing is, in the end, his team loses! They were so concerned about looking good and sexy that they never took the time to develop any actual skill. And they LOSE! All he cared about was his team looking sexy, and nothing else, and he LOSES! There’s a lesson in that, but nobody wants to look past the bouncing boobs…
    ^^^
    Nigga kicking knowledge

  33. FRANCOIS Says:

    drake is mad mickey mouse club. forget who co-signs him, he still whack. he had a video with mad tna. cool. men who like him should be menstruating

  34. cOLD Says:

    whatsup tribe you ass fungus.

  35. Big Homie Says:

    foxnews.com/story/0,2933,535400,00.html?test=latestnews

    *DEAD*

    Man arrested for fuckin horses via writersblockmedia.net

    Crazy doing life [reffering to him boning NJ strippers with weaves]

  36. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    @ hootie, I don’t do any beef shit homie, it’s all daps and hugs.

    But that being said, personal threats against someone – even anonymously in the comment section of a blog or chat room – have opened such commenters up to severe civil and criminal penalties in courts of law. The amazing thing about the digital revolution is that you can’t say anything without getting tracked and the simple fact of the matter is that the law treats a comment about someone in a blog the same way they treat a threatening phone call or in-person conversation.

    And let me be clear – it’s snitching if I start some shit and then someone wants to come after me and then I work with police to get protection.

    But it’s not snitching to cooprate with police if someone is coming after your loved ones because that’s way outside the rules to the game and I might not be there to help them.

    And I happen to have close friends with whom I went to law school at the CIA, FBI, NSA, various police departments – nationally and internationally – and I would never in life hesitate to spend two hours on the phone carefully coordinating protection for everyone I know and then at the same time working the phone and internet lines calling in favors with people who are above or below the law to make sure I’m covered at the other end as well, and to make sure any threats – real or perceived – are utterly neutralized.

    so….back to being ignorant *slaps hootie on the ass*

  37. Scholar Says:

    Also a lesson to be learned here:

    Don’t ever give a fuck about what the “blogosphere” says about anything…it’s a bunch of knowitalls, that don’t know shit…always pretending to be experts on stuff they really have no idea about…Drake has just reached the point of success where everybody watches every move he does and over analyzes the hell out of it…all the

    “Oh…he’s an idiot for that video…it’ll kill the song’s popularity”

    Since the video dropped, BEST I EVER HAD had done nothing but rise on the charts

    And on a slightly related tangent, a big SMH goes out to the Clipse being the latest to go hop on Drake’s tip in a blatantly obvious attempt to garner buzz for their dead in the water buzzless forthcoming album…Wayne should not clear the guest spot just to spite those bums

  38. eskay Says:

    >>I was joking around you butt pirate

    oh then nevermind.

  39. cOLD Says:

    men who like him should be menstruating

    ^(kayslay voice) DAMN!

    lol at the thought of niggas adjusting their pads.

  40. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    whatsup tribe you ass fungus.

    –*daps cold* Yo i push a rav4 too b

  41. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    lololol @ people thinking my post was serious and that i was really sad that eskay wasn’t following me – yall crack me up. i posted that shit purely to crack jokes on alfamega. the fact that esko followed me wasn’t even an intended result

  42. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ cold: you asked me my previous name,
    I responded in a post where you were MIA (no port of)

    Never had a different name,
    I been lurking on Nah, since it’s inception (or close to it)

  43. BabyDoll Says:

    Taster’s Choice [||] Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    lololol @ people thinking my post was serious and that i was really sad that eskay wasn’t following me – yall crack me up. i posted that shit purely to crack jokes on alfamega. the fact that esko followed me wasn’t even an intended result

    ^Did anyone really think that? I hope not…I interpreted it as pure jest

  44. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    oh then nevermind.

    –*Blank stare*

  45. electrogremlin_cs88 Says:

    cOLD Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    I’d snuff an orphan for a whiff on Nicki Minajs twat.

    ^^
    Yea, nicki lookin Trump right now

  46. Big Homie Says:

    I’d snuff an orphan for a whiff on Nicki Minajs twat.

    ^ Me tew

  47. cOLD Says:

    Barbecue Tee Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    @ cold: you asked me my previous name,
    I responded in a post where you were MIA (no port of)

    Never had a different name,
    I been lurking on Nah, since it’s inception (or close to it)

    ^ I see I said.

  48. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    minaj’s snatch prolly smell like week-old tuna sashimi

  49. FRANCOIS Says:

    >>>Taster’s Choice [||]:

    AMEN!!! Brotha, this cite has been holding me down for about a year now as i grind my way thru the last year of law school. I love it!! But the comments that are posted sometimes are crazy. People don’t realize how close they actually come to getting themselves into deep shit.

  50. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ cold

    LMAO. I should have known you were lurker status.

  51. PHENOMENON Says:

    # BabyDoll Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I appreciate everybody that follows me on twitter.

    Yours truly,

    BD

    ^ ^
    No problem but what the fu*k it Twitter??

  52. cOLD Says:

    –*daps cold* Yo i push a rav4 too b

    ^roffs.

  53. young hov Says:

    minaj’s snatch prolly smell like week-old tuna sashimi
    ^^^
    Word.. I don’t get the hype

  54. electrogremlin_cs88 Says:

    Taster’s Choice [||] Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    minaj’s snatch prolly smell like week-old tuna sashimi

    ^^^
    i’ll let u niggas know if i run into her.
    mack101

  55. PHENOMENON Says:

    **is

  56. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ chea and francois: I’m sayin’.

    “watch ya mouf, cause the feds listenin” (c) bamma rapper

  57. pecachon Says:

    HERES THE PROBLEM.

    Most fans arent artists. They are simple minded people who take everything literal. This video has a concept that you have to think about to get. Men are blinded by beauty into thinking thats what makes a woman a good person. The video makes fun of that. DUH!

    Too many ppl be jumping to conclusion thinking they know wtf they are talking about.

  58. Hoskins Says:

    fuckin Kanye, so he admitted it was shit by offering a remake

  59. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    Nikki looks good in certain lights but she loses all of that appeal when she starts talking or singing

  60. herbal kint Says:

    I barely ever watch music videos anymore but that Ortiz video was dope, even if he has a mental deficiency when it comes to figure out how to properly wear a fitted

    I also went back and found chea’s open letter to eskay and I am still dying here

    *daps chea*

    that shit was pure genius

  61. Big Homie Says:

    minaj’s snatch prolly smell like week-old tuna sashimi

    ^ I was front row at a show..she was in front of the stage so my head came to her twat. It had a little peachy smell to it with a lil cigarette smoke smell to it since I was smoking

  62. FRANCOIS Says:

    Barbecue Tee Says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    @ chea and francois: I’m sayin’.

    “watch ya mouf, cause the feds listenin” (c) bamma rapper
    ______________________________________________________
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    “the government is watching those who thuggin it. they wanna lock us up, cuz they kidz is lovin it” –Nas

  63. Hoskins Says:

    AMEN!!! Brotha, this cite has been holding me down for about a year now

    ^^^ READ MORE, LESS NAHRIGHT

  64. Officer Duscrom Says:

    These same niggaz hatin on the video prolly commented right after they beat off to it

  65. protectyaneck Says:

    we need more drakeright posts

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  67. spirit equality Says:

    this seems ridiculous. you want to do a video for you, make it for you and keep it at home. you’re always making things for your fans when you release them to the public. LOL. come on now.

    dude’s management failed when they let that video drop.

    if he wanted to ‘act’, they should have created a video that somewhat matched the narrative of the song. say maybe drake meeting a girl that’s the best he ever had and leaving the rest if his top heavy ex’s behind? it’s not rocket science. what did he think, that he’d alienate his male fanbase by making a video that more closely matched the song he wrote? LMAO.

  68. spirit equality Says:

    of, not if.

    no typo.

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  70. Teddy Says:

    the video is still shit no matter what justification is given they coulda still made a funny non rnb video and done it better that video was just straight wackness

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