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A scholarship recipient from Drake’s “God’s Plan” video did the right thing


Do you remember Drake’s God’s Plan video from 2018 when he gave away $1 million (USD) in Miami, Florida? We could discuss the video’s success as it has a staggering 1.3 billion views at the time of writing, however, there is a more important factor that made me write this article. Destiny James, one of the lucky scholarship recipients in the video, received a $50k check from Drake which pretty much turned her life around, in a good way.

She can be seen for the first time in the video at 1:09 while sitting outside and being surprised by Drake and later receiving the check.

Three years after the video’s release, the young lady is about to graduate with a master’s degree in health behaviour from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health which could not happen without Drake’s generous donation. Destiny was a student at the University of Miami when Drake visited the establishment while shooting the video. It was a great surprise as she was getting ready to give a speech about where she comes from, the things she’s been through, and why it is important for scholarship donors to continue to donate, when Drake appeared.