It definitely looks like Drake had a grand ol’ time in Memphis, TN while he filmed the video for Nothing Was the Same’s “Worst Behaviour,” but it turns out that the Toronto native was a bit apprehensive about heading back to his father’s hometown, where he spent his childhood summers.
In an interview with VIBE, Drizzy explained that he was nervous about returning to Memphis, for the same reasons that he’s aired out on tracks like “Too Much,” where he raps, “All my family from the M-Town that I’ve been ’round, started treating me like I’m “him” now/Like we don’t know each other, we ain’t grow together, we just friends now.”
“My family is like two different worlds and I feel like people only acknowledge one half of it,” Drake told VIBE. “I have a lot of family that I love very deeply [in Memphis]. But if anybody knows anything about the South and how it is, it’s tough to go around people who could use your help and you can’t help everybody. It’s like a guilt or a burden that comes over me, so I hadn’t gone to Memphis in a long time.”
“I kind of refused to address my real thing that I have there, which is vast family,” he continued. “It’s always going to be tough—it was tough during the video. You want to see everybody do well… Instead of running from it, I just embraced it and shot this incredible, beautiful video with my beautiful family and helped out as many people as I could while I was there. Now I can’t wait to go back.”