Rappers Future and Drake are showing Mexico some love in their latest music video Used to This.
“Mexicano, I’m working like a Mexicano,” Future sings in the opening verses of the song as two soccer teams of voluptuous models in Mexico jerseys and booty shorts stretch suggestively on the field. Yes, it’s sexist, like most rap productions. But the filmmaker behind the video says Future and Drake are simply trying to promote a message of unity in a time of divisiveness.
“Drake and Future had the idea of promoting the Mexican Soccer team in the video,” says Eif Rivera, the Puerto Rican filmmaker who directed the music video. “Lyrics in the song mention Mexico and it was a great way to show the Mexican people love by creating this visual that will be seen by millions of people across the world but most importantly the people of Mexico.”
“The message is to have fun. Show love. Have a good time,” he told Fusion in an email.
He says the lyrics “working like a Mexicano” are meant to reflect “Mexican people are very very hard workers.”
“Future is a very very hard worker. That is what he means by that line. It is in no way meant to be derogatory or demeaning in anyway, shape or form,” Rivera said. “It's not raunchy or disrespectful. It's just two guys coaching a soccer team having fun on their day off…. Even if it's a team of females 😏.”
Rivera, who was raised in the Bronx, says the country needs to wake up before it's too late.
He claims Trump is “toying with the American people” by advocating a “racial divide.”
However, he insists the video is not political.
“Nothing to do with Trump. Politics is not the intention here. It was showing Mexicans and the culture of soccer love.”
Meanwhile the internet is just happy to see Drake wearing la verde.
The fact that Drake and Future both wore Mexico jerseys is a sign Mexico is destined to win a World Cup
— mario da trapper (@_ASAPventa) November 4, 2016