Drake gives a tour of his Toronto home in ‘Toosie Slide’ video
It looks like he hit the lotto twice.
April 3, 2020 1:06 p.m. EST
April 8, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST
Drake is way up feeling blessed up in his new home. The Canadian musician isn’t letting a little thing like a global pandemic and his own COVID-19 scare stop him from releasing new music and new music videos. But where do you film when the entire country is being advised to remain indoors? If you’re Drizzy, you use your massive house. Actually, it’s a mansion. A compound. An upscale mall. It has its own postal code and time zone.Drizzy released his new single “Toosie Slide” in March and tweeted an instructional video with Atlanta dancer Toosie showing how to perform the Toosie Slide. Get ready for wedding season, because the dance floor is about to be lit.
On Friday, Drake dropped the official video for “Toosie Slide.” The five-minute clip opened with shots of empty Toronto streets. Wearing a mask and gloves, Drake takes precautions even when filming in his own home, which, we can’t stress enough, is massive. There’s a trophy room, a marble bar, a floral-decorated piano, a huge indoor pool and a matching outdoor pool. The video ends with a large firework display and an aerial shot that gives viewers an appreciation for the size of Drake’s home. Again, it’s massive.Drake has previously shared a few sneak peeks of his Toronto home, which made headlines once construction was complete. The Raptors ambassador came under fire for his multi-million dollar house, located in Toronto’s upscale Bridle Path, when the mansion caused a stir among neighbors who weren’t happy with Drizzy for installing a security fence that is twice as high as neighboring fences. Drake posed for photos in his home on New Year’s and decorated his living room for his mother’s birthday that same month. Before that, Drake gave a sneak peek of his home in October 2019 when he celebrated his son’s birthday and shared an elaborate balloon display for Adonis, which spelled out the youngster’s name and included an inflatable Cookie Monster.
Drake has been secretive about his son’s identity, even keeping the birth of the young boy a secret for months in an effort to afford both Adonis and his mother some privacy. Drake shares his son with Sophie Brussaux, who gave birth to the now two-year-old in October 2017. Drake and Brussaux kept the child a secret until Drake was outed as a father by rapper Pusha-T in the May 2018 song “The Story of Adidon.” Drake confirmed that he was a father on his June 2018 album Scorpion and shared his first official photo of his son in March.[video_embed id='1931045']RELATED: Drake's son Adonis makes his Instagram debut[/video_embed]Drake has been self-isolating at his home in Toronto during the coronavirus pandemic and posted five photos on Instagram of his son Adonis on March 30. “What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light. This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy,” wrote Drake on Instagram. “…I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite. Until then please keep your lights on.”Drake’s new home may be located in the city where Drizzy grew up, but his massive mansion is a big change from the home where Drake was raised by single mom Sandi Graham. Drake shared three pictures of his childhood home in December, noting that the home’s address was a fitting inspiration for the Canadian rapper’s move to dub Toronto ‘the 6ix.’