Toronto rap star Drake found a new creative outlet during the COVID-19 pandemic: the “Toosie Slide”.
This is the name of a dance that he introduces in his new song and music video of the same name.
Theo Skudra’s “Toosie Slide” video begins with strangely quiet street shots of Toronto and of businesses closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We then see Drake inside his mansion, wearing an outfit that includes black gloves and a black blanket over his mouth and nose, resembling a pandemic mask.
As Drake walks through his sprawling, marble-filled property, he performs a simple dance, chanting the chorus: “Right foot up, left foot, left foot up, right foot.” “
TikTok users, who often post dance moves, will no doubt be inspired by the “Toosie Slide”.
The video gives fans a glimpse of many areas of Drake’s mansion, including a room filled with his awards, his living room with a piano, his kitchen and his indoor and outdoor pools.
It ends with a huge fireworks display in its courtyard.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on April 3, 2020.