The moment we’d all been waiting for finally arrived last night on YouTube — a Degrassi reunion. Drake gathered his high school classmates from on and off the screen to create a visually appealing, yet nostalgic video for his latest release ‘I’m Upset’.
While you’re looking up where to find the 2000s TV drama, take a look at the Detailed Degrassi event as you watch the madness unfold. You’re welcome!!
Drake—a.k.a. Aubrey Graham—staged a Degrassi reunion for the class of 2007 in his music video for "I'm Upset," released overnight. The rap superstar recruited many of his former co-stars—including Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny Van Zandt), Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty Van Zant), Paula Brancati (Jane Vaughn), Stefan Brogen (Archie "Snake" Simpson), Lauren Collins (Paige Michalchuk), Nina Dobrev (Mia Jones), Marc Donato (Derek Haig), Ephram Ellis (Rick Murray), Jake Epstein (Craig Manning), Stacey Farber (Ellie Nash), Jake Goldsbie (Toby Isaacs), Shane Kippel (Spinner Mason), Andrea Lewis (Hazel Aden), Linlyn Lue (Laura Kwan), Miriam MacDonald (Emma Nelson), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley Kerwin), Adamo Rugguiero (Marco Del Rossi), AJ Saudin (Connor DeLaurier), Christina Schmidt (Christina Schmidt), Cassie Steele (Manny Santos)—for his trip down memory lane. Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, who starred in the four-part Degrassi Goes Hollywood film special, also made cameo appearances. For reasons unknown, cast members Daniel Clark (Sean Cameron) and Ryan Cooley (J.T. Yorke) were M.I.A.
In an Instagram comment, Drake said Cooley "thought it was a scam." Clark commented, "Really sad I missed this. Brought back some amazing memories—miss and love you brother."
The music video features a number of callbacks to Degrassi: The Next Generation, like Spinner puking his guts out and Emma fussing with Manny's risqué wardrobe. At one point in the clip, Jimmy's new friends finally get their revenge on Rick for shooting him in the back 14 years ago. There are no hard feelings IRL, per Ellis' Instagram caption.
Apparently, Jimmy Brooks learned to walk again.