Jack Harlow and Drake Head to Kentucky Derby in “Churchill Downs” Video

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Drake at the Billboard Music Awards Show in 2019. Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (10222625ff)

Jack Harlow and Drake were two of the stars in attendance at this year’s Kentucky Derby and it turns out they weren’t there just for fun. The two rappers used the iconic horse racing event as the backdrop for their new music video “Churchill Downs”.

The song’s title borrows its name from a famous racecourse in Harlow’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The video mostly shows Harlow hanging out by the race track and having a good time, and features cameos from Bryson Tiller, Druski, DJ Drama, and Harlow’s own mom.

There was a lot of commotion leading up to this video because it was no secret that Drake and Harlow were filming it at the Kentucky Derby. Even before “Churchill Downs” was officially released, the song already made the rounds online after a leak that didn’t get Harlow’s seal of approval.

“It hurt my feelings. I’m really tight about leaks. I don’t bounce my music so I haven’t had leaks in a long time… That’s an idol of mine. I wanted to control that moment… but, it’s destiny,” Harlow told Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning.

“Churchill Downs” is one of the songs featured on the rapper’s new album Come Home the Kids Miss You, which produced hit singles “Nail Tech” and “First Class”.