The Brief: Drake crying memes appeared on the internet after he sobbed in the middle of his "Laugh Now, Cry Later" music video.

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On Aug. 13, Drake dropped his new music video for “Laugh Now, Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk. The visual was filmed in Nike’s Headquarters and featured cameos from Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant, and Marshawn Lynch. The celebrity-laden video also lent itself to numerous meme-able moments, like Drake peeking around a pile of Nike shoes, and boxing underwater.

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As the five-minute video progressed, footage of Drake crying is spliced throughout. Those moments eventually lead up to an emotional break down. “It’s been a long fight,” Drake said while wiping away tears. “It’s just been a long fight and I just have to have a warrior spirit. And that’s all.”

The moment has since become a meme, with internet users reflecting on moments they overcame tremendous obstacles.

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Other users also took jabs at Drake for his simping tendencies.

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The memes has also been compared to internet favorite: crying Michael Jordan meme.

More memes:

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