When Drake released the video for his hit song, “Hotline Bling,” earlier this week, he knew that eeeeeeeveryone was going to turn it into a meme. Complex Music caught up with choreographer/dancer Tanisha Scott a short time after the video dropped, and she revealed that Drake knew it the second he watched the outcome of the video.
“We were looking at playbacks,” she said, “and he was like, ‘This is totally going to be a meme.’ He’s borderline brilliant. He knew what was going to happen.”
So in that regard, “Hotline Bling” is a huge win because it did exactly what Drake intended it to do.
Stephon Marbury just got wind of the video and the resulting memes over in China, though, and he seems to think Drake is going to need to find a way to “recover” from the circus that started after the video was released. He sent out this tweet a short time ago:
The collective response to his question was “From what?” It prompted this response from Marbury:
He then seemed to get annoyed by the memes that people started to send his way:
He also revealed that he thinks Drake is going to need a “sit down” after seeing the memes:
And while he still seems really confused about the whole thing—welcome to the Internet!—he finally conceded that, despite the memes, "Hotline Bling" had served its purpose:
Way to come around to it, Steph. Now go watch this again: