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WATCH: Rapper Drake marries under a chuppah… 23 times

The Canadian musician celebrates his Judaism in his new pop video

Brigit Grant is the Jewish News Supplements Editor

Image from YouTube
Image from YouTube

You’ve gotta love Drake. Openly out about being Jewish unlike so many, the Canadian musician has really put his money where his mezuzah is and made a video in which he marries a Jewish girl. Well, 23 of them, actually, in his promo for the song Falling Back from his new album Honestly, Nevermind.

Drake (without a kippah) is the groom standing under a white floral chuppah with an Orthodox rabbi in a black hat officiating who asks the first bride: “Do you commit yourself to being a good wife, according to our values and traditions?” She answers: “I do,” which is then echoed by 22 other women in white behind her.

This is all done in the presence of his fake mother ,who looks like a blonde Barbra Streisand, though Drake’s own mother would no doubt be thrilled if one of the chosen girls was real as he is still single, but has a child, Adonis. No-one escapes from the video before dancing the Hora around Drake and one of the betrothed up on chairs.

This isn’t the first time the multi-platinum-selling artist has used his roots in his music as he posed with a Kiddush cup and Sabbath candles for the cover of his 2012 album Take Care, and staged his own re-bar mitzvah – in the music video for his single HYFR. Sounds like he is just looking for the one, even if it’s only in a song.

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