Drake’s video dropped hours after Tristan’s latest cheating scandal was revealed on The Kardashians (Picture: Drake/Fela)
Chart-topping singer Drake dropped his surprise album Honestly, Never Mind with just a few hours’ notice on Thursday, with the music video for track Falling Back following on.
In the song’s video, Drake is seen tying the knot with 23 brides in one ceremony following reassuring words from his best man, played by basketball player and ex-partner of Khloe Kardashian, Tristan.
Helping him dress for the big day, Tristan checks that he is feeling ‘ready’, saying: ‘Doesn’t feel right, we scrap it, we go home, it’s done.’
After 35-year-old Drake reassures him that he’s ‘ready to settle down’ and ‘in love’, Tristan comments: ‘You only get married once’.
However, his unexpected appearance in the video came just hours after the release of the finale episode of The Kardashians season one, which laid out his latest cheating scandal.
Drake plays a groom set to wed 23 brides (Picture: Drake/Fela)
He cast Tristan as his best man (Picture: Drake/Fela)
‘Drake casting Tristan Thompson just shows how men enable their toxic friends, and that’s just the culture. That playboy sh*t is just not cute,’ wrote on fan on Twitter, while another asked: ‘Why do we (Drake) keep giving Tristan Thompson a platform?’
‘Not Tristan Thompson and Khloe saying everyone needs forgiveness (24 hrs ago) but is in Drake’s music video as his best man where Drake marries 23 women,’ observed one person on social media.
Fans were not amused to see Tristan in the polygamy-themed video (Picture: Drake/Fela)
Drake with all 23 of his brides in the Falling Back video (Picture: Drake/Fela)
Others branded the move ‘diabolical’, but some were amused, laughing at Drake being ‘a menace’ for the casting choice.
Chicago Bulls player Tristan, 31, fathered a baby son with Maralee Nichols, born in December, sleeping with her on his 30th birthday when he was reunited with Khloe.
Tristan shares daughter True, four, with Khloe, and accepted he was the father of baby Theo following the results of a paternity test.
Khloe and Tristan first got together in 2016 but are separated now (Picture: Getty)
Personal trainer Maralee gave birth to son Theo in December (Picture: Maralee Nichols/Instagram)
He issued a lengthy apology at the time, saying sorry to Khloe for his actions.
The pair dated for five years on and off, with their relationship plagued by cheating accusations against Tristan.
Khloe has since confirmed the end of their relationship once and for all and was seen packing up a removal box and sealing it with tape during the show’s finale, telling viewers: ‘I wanted to believe that Tristan could change. I wanted to trust him.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Drake and Tristan Thompson for comment.
The Kardashians season one is available to stream now on Disney Plus.
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