The Brief: Drake crying memes appeared on the internet after he sobbed in the middle of his "Laugh Now, Cry Later" music video.
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.
How men appear in the dms after you post a good photo pic.twitter.com/IgxunuRv76
— Beyoncé Of Marketing✨ (@JunaeBrown) August 14, 2020
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.
Me when my job asks me to do the work they pay me to do pic.twitter.com/h9ppltgGdQ
— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) August 14, 2020
When they tell me I gotta watch blue and black 😫😫💔 https://t.co/NfdI65jLic
— JiiggyJosh🌊 (@joshuanoble16) August 15, 2020
Other users also took jabs at Drake for his simping tendencies.
Drake Crying Cause He Misses Barbados 😔 pic.twitter.com/EJsTqekQab
— Petunia 🌴💦 (@RaaShawna) August 14, 2020
The memes has also been compared to internet favorite: crying Michael Jordan meme.
Which meme wins?
RT:Crying Drake ❤️:Crying Jordan pic.twitter.com/9R6sjS7aXV
— GabrielShamu (@GabrielShamu) August 14, 2020
Im the girl Drake is crying about in Laugh now Cry later @Drake ft. @lildurk pic.twitter.com/RHRsJvquSE
— 𝕭𝖆𝖉 𝕭𝖎𝖙𝖈𝖍 (@baddeeest_bitch) August 14, 2020
Me every time I sit down to do this thesis 😂 https://t.co/OJCWZQZRAh
— stay yo ass inside (@EvieJ_93) August 15, 2020
— Punished Specter St. William (@RoofTopSmash) August 15, 2020