A studio audience of twentysomething women clap their hands, shouting “Boprah!” Boprah (Lil Yachty) walks through the aisle and shakes the hands of her guests. She dances to her couch and talks to the audience. Drake walks through the doors and sits on the couch with her. Boprah, asks him, “At 33 years old, you’ve just now pierced your ears.” Drake replies that “it’s true.” Boprah wants to know why he decided to do it and if it has changed him in any way. Drake explains that he sees pictures of him with a beard and cringes. He’s embarassed by it and that the “ears were the next step.” He continues that, “you talk about the greats. You talk about Rick Fox, you talk about Shemar Moore. Really just reaching your full LSC…reaching your light skin capability.” He adds that “the combination allowed me to reach the peak of the mountain.” Boprah suggests that “it helps with your famous Instagram pose.” Drake proclaims it’s just him, that he doesn’t do anything “funny with his lips,” and he’s “o-nat.”
Boprah changes the subject to music. She asks him, “the new generation of rappers, the mumble rap. What do you think about it?” Drake says he’s okay with the “jingles” and that he keeps up with the kids “on their SoundCloud” and struggles to name Tiktok. Boprah replies, “Toktik.” Drake thinks Lil Yachty’s music “should be forgotten..not to be referenced or heard by another human being again.” Boprah thanks him for coming on the show and gives him a hug.
In the dressing room, Lil Yachty reads the story on YMZ that “Drake gives the best television performance ever. Anyone after him will be minuscule. The production assistant tells him, “it’s two minute warning to places.” The second production assistant tells him that the interview has gone viral and “no way is he going to top that.” They both tell him good luck. Lil Yachty waves to the audience and describes the ingredients needed to make his casserole. He demonstrates how to make their own and puts it in the microwave. The microwave explodes and two crew members put it out. A message to viewers reads, “Technical difficulties. Please stand by.” Boprah frowns as she shows the burned casserole. Lil Yachty orders pizza for the audience on his phone.
An advertisement for BO magazine airs halfway through the show. It claims it’s for the “chick users and man abusers.” It’s issues are dedicated to the “Chanel buyers and strippers inquiries looking for a scammer.” It tells people to enter a contest to get a procedure done by Dr. Fort Lauderdale.”
Boprah exclaims “wow” as she walks onto DaBaby’s ranch. She takes a walk with him and his girlfriend. In the evening, Boprah sits on the couch with him for the interview. She tells him that his music “is its own genre” and that it all sounds the same. DaBaby answers, “I always admire people’s perspective on this matter. ‘Cause if you make one damn song, like an ongoing song, you never gotta make another song again. It’s just free bands. So I’ll just be triple platinum for the rest of my life.” Boprah inquires, “when you say ‘let’s go,’ where are we going?” DaBaby responds that it depends on his mood. Boprah says she’s “very rich” and that she has “just one last one.” She asks him if he’s ever considered opening a daycare. He replies, “I’m fucking with that” and adds that he wants 20 percent.
Boprah talks to her audience and says people will be handing out gifts to them. The young women open their gifts and squeal. She tells him, “you get a boat. Who’s the best?” They respond that she is “the best.” She asks him again until they say they are the best. She dances as the credits roll.
Boprah rejects a photo for the cover for next month’s issue. She says she’ll pick her favorites and get back to them. An assistant hands her notes regarding some guests. She responds to some text messages from some family members and gives it to the production assistant. It was time for another episode of her show.
Although she was considered a legend in the entertainment industry, she had been reduced to trying to make her interviews go viral. Ratings had been dropping over the years and some tone deaf decisions had led to people cancelling their magazine subscriptions. She wanted to be cool and popular again. Drake’s episode had pulled in her highest ratings in 3 years. The best bits had been featured online over and over. The media considered her relevant.
She had been trying to get DaBaby for year or so. After the Drake episode, he finally agreed to appear. However, she did have to sign away most of her percentage from DaBaby’s Daycare. DaBaby had managed to negotiate 50 percent of the cut. She simply didn’t have the power to demand almost 80 percent, even though DaBaby had humored her on the amount during his interview. The network advises her they have decided to extend her contract for another two years. She signs it and prepares her retirement announcement with her team.
Director: Julien Christian Lutz Year: 2020