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Drake’s films new single with star athletes at Nike World HQ

Drake treated his fans to a surprise on Thursday night with the release of his new single Laugh Now Cry Later.

The 33-year-old rapper showed off his sports prowess, or lack thereof, while battling on the field and on the court with star athletes including Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jr and Marshawn Lynch.

The entire video was filmed late at night on the massive grounds of Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

New music: Drake, 33, surprise released his newest single and video Laugh Now Cry Later late Thursday night. The video was filmed at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon

Drake’s video opens with text revealing its midnight at Nike World Headquarters.

His opening lyrics, ‘Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry,’ seem to encapsulate the clip, which shows the former Degrassi star competing and losing against world caliber athletes, though he still keeps his spirits up.

He and an unknown woman drive up to the Nike World Headquarters in a luxury convertible, before the rapper has a one-on-one match with NBA star Kevin Durant, though it’s not clear if the footage was filmed before or after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Drake manages to get off one three-pointer shot, but Kevin’s superior height allows him to block him and sink his own baskets. 

Night entrance: Drake's video opens with text revealing its midnight at Nike World Headquarters as he drives up in a luxury convertible with a woman

Night entrance: Drake’s video opens with text revealing its midnight at Nike World Headquarters as he drives up in a luxury convertible with a woman

Showdown: The rapper has a one-on-one match with NBA star Kevin Durant, though it's not clear if the footage was filmed before or after he was diagnosed with COVID-19

Showdown: The rapper has a one-on-one match with NBA star Kevin Durant, though it’s not clear if the footage was filmed before or after he was diagnosed with COVID-19

Too short: Drake manages to get off one three-pointer shot, but Kevin's superior height allows him to block him and sink his own baskets

Too short: Drake manages to get off one three-pointer shot, but Kevin’s superior height allows him to block him and sink his own baskets

The clip cuts to a shopping trip at the Nike Company Store while he and the woman push carts of clothing and shoes.

Next, Drake fares better on the football field with Odell Beckham Jr. as he’s able to catch a pass from the wide receiver.

Then the action pauses for Drake and Lil Durk to show off their flat bill hats while wearing suits in front of a gray backdrop as Durk spits out his guest verses.

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Teamwork: Next, Drake fares better on the football field with Odell Beckham Jr. as he's able to catch a pass from the wide receiver

Teamwork: Next, Drake fares better on the football field with Odell Beckham Jr. as he’s able to catch a pass from the wide receiver

Rapping: Then the action pauses for Drake and Lil Durk to show off their flat bill hats while wearing suits in front of a gray backdrop as Durk spits out his guest verses

Rapping: Then the action pauses for Drake and Lil Durk to show off their flat bill hats while wearing suits in front of a gray backdrop as Durk spits out his guest verses

Drake seems to be riding high after the caught pass, but it all comes crashing down when Marshawn Lynch tackles him out of nowhere on the football field.

‘Get the f*** off the block, man!’ shouts the running back.

Drake drowns his sorrows with some booze in red plastic cups and shares a hearty laugh with Odell.

Ouch! Drake seems to be riding high after the caught pass, but it all comes crashing down when Marshawn Lynch tackles him out of nowhere on the football field.

Ouch! Drake seems to be riding high after the caught pass, but it all comes crashing down when Marshawn Lynch tackles him out of nowhere on the football field.

Cooling down: Drake drowns his sorrows with some booze in red plastic cups and shares a hearty laugh with Odell

Cooling down: Drake drowns his sorrows with some booze in red plastic cups and shares a hearty laugh with Odell

Drake and Lil Durke ride around the ground in golf carts filmed with night vision, and they take jet skis out on the lake while intercutting with footage of the In My Feelings rapper getting demolished on the basketball court.

He starts rapping while crying in a pink jacket, before a friend interrupts the music to ask what’s wrong with him.

He ends the video by dancing in the studio with his basketball while wearing his oversize white suit. 

Need for speed: Drake and Lil Durke ride around the ground in golf carts filmed with night vision

Need for speed: Drake and Lil Durke ride around the ground in golf carts filmed with night vision

Cruising: They take jet skis out on the lake while intercutting with footage of the In My Feelings rapper getting demolished on the basketball court

Cruising: They take jet skis out on the lake while intercutting with footage of the In My Feelings rapper getting demolished on the basketball court

Comedic relief: He starts rapping while crying in a pink jacket, before a friend interrupts the music to ask what's wrong with him

Comedic relief: He starts rapping while crying in a pink jacket, before a friend interrupts the music to ask what’s wrong with him

Drake’s newest single will be featured on his upcoming album Certified Lover Boy, which he said would be released in ‘summer 2020’ back in May.

The Hotline Bling rapper played up the forthcoming LP with an Instagram post early Friday featuring stills from the video shoot.

One moody black and white shot featuring him on the basketball court with his Loverboy jersey on.

He also included action shots of himself jumping to catch Odell’s ball and trying to block a dunk from Kevin.

Drake included a final photo of his label’s copyright on the video, along with the Nike Swoosh logo.

Behind the scenes: The Hotline Bling rapper played up his forthcoming LP with an Instagram post early Friday with stills from the shoot. One black and white photo showed him on the court with a Loverboy jersey on

Behind the scenes: The Hotline Bling rapper played up his forthcoming LP with an Instagram post early Friday with stills from the shoot. One black and white photo showed him on the court with a Loverboy jersey on

Success: He also included action shots of himself jumping to catch Odell's ball and trying to block a dunk from Kevin

Success: He also included action shots of himself jumping to catch Odell’s ball and trying to block a dunk from Kevin

Coming soon: Drake's newest single will be featured on his upcoming album Certified Lover Boy, which he said would be released in 'summer 2020' back in May

Coming soon: Drake’s newest single will be featured on his upcoming album Certified Lover Boy, which he said would be released in ‘summer 2020’ back in May

The end: A final picture was taken of his label's copyright on the video, along with the Nike Swoosh logo

The end: A final picture was taken of his label’s copyright on the video, along with the Nike Swoosh logo

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