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Kanye West gets in on the next big thing, unveils Drake's 'Best I Ever Had' video

July 2, 2009 | 10:20 am

The Lil Wayne protege Drake has had one of the bestselling songs on iTunes this month with "Best I Ever Had," and the cut now receives the video treatment, courtesy of another one of Drake's A-list friends, Kanye West. The clip hits all of Drake's fan bases. 

Those who know him best from the Canadian soap "Degrassi: The Next Generation" will see the cut returns the young actor/rapper to his familiar role on the basketball court. But it's not for the in-crowd, as the skimpy women's basketball outfits make it clear that this is a clip more for the audience who knows him best as a mildly salacious rapper.

There's a lot of gratuitous shots, and a lot of Drake expressing his love for multiple women at once. The end result? Everyone loses and goes home. But that may not have been Drake's mission. Idolator has pointed to an interview with the artist where he explains the clip. Says Drake to the Complex, "I kind of wanted to be real about the way I function with women at this current point in my life. Which is, I don’t have one woman that I call my girl. There’s different girls in my life that play different roles and I see at different times." So much for the subtext.

Kanye gives Team Drake a hawk-like mascot here, although it's not as cute as his trademark bear. Take a look below. 

Drake "Best I Ever Had" from kwest on Vimeo.

--Todd Martens