Drake Filmed The ‘Tootsie Slide’ Video In His Own House
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Everyone is cooped up at home, even the celebrities. And while some celebs are flaunting their privilege during this scary time, others are hunkered down, creating content to bring smiles to our faces. For example, Drake surprise dropped a new jam called "Toosie Slide," complete with a new dance.

Drake is basically a living meme, but this time, he's outdone himself. Let's all appreciate the joy of this music video, and learn how to do the Toosie Slide.

Drake released the song in the middle of the night.

At around 10 p.m. EST, Drake posted the song and official video to his social media channels. Immediately, the internet blew up with reactions that ranged from bemused to unabashedly happy to annoyed. But pretty much everyone agreed that "Toosie Roll" is a certified bop. Get ready to dance to this song at every wedding.

It's a song that is quarantine-friendly.

With its infectious rhyme and easy dance moves, "Toosie Slide" is bait for TikTok users stuck at home. But he actively addresses the pandemic: Drake even filmed the video in his own house, and as the video begins, he's in a room surrounded with glass shelves holding his many music awards. There's also shots of empty Toronto streets. And like all of us, he's sporting a face mask.

Let's learn how to do the dance!

Drake enlisted the help of dancers Toosie, Ayo & Teo, and Hiii Key to create the dance, reports Rolling Stone. As you can see from their instructional, it's incredibly easy. Just follow the lyrics to get sliding!

"It go right foot up, left foot, slide/
Left foot up, right foot, slide/
Basically, I'm sayin' either way, we 'bout to slide, ayy/
Can't let this one slide, ayy"

Predictably, social media loved it.


I mean, it's Drake! He created a new dance! What's not to love? Anything to get us through this scary time, right? Fans on social media loved the video, with many scrambling to their TikTok to re-create the dance.

Regardless of the fun...

... critic Craig Jenkisn rightly notes that Drake is "practicing social distancing" in the video, setting a good example for all of us. Someday we'll be able to do the Toosie Slide with our friends, but that time is not right now. In the meantime, let's make like Drake and stay indoors — even if our homes don't include floral-print baby grand pianos.