The Take Care star revealed that the clip's concept was based upon being too poor as a child to have a proper Bar Mitzvah, an experience which he always wanted to properly re-enact once he had the money to do so.
"I'm proud, a proud young Jewish boy," he explained in a behind-the-scenes video filmed by Young Money Records videographer Derrick G.
"When I had a Bar Mitzvah back in the day, my mum really didn't have that much money. We kinda just did it in the basement of an Italian restaurant, which I guess is kinda like a faux pas. I told myself that if I ever got rich, I'd throw myself a re-Bar Mitzvah. That's the concept for the video."
Drake went on to reveal that the 'HYFR' clip stayed true to his roots while also bringing in many of his rap contemporaries, including Lil Wayne, Birdman, Trey Songz and DJ Khaled.
"I have some of my mother's friends, some of my friends. Stunna Man and Khaled had to come and show their support. I learned my Torah portions; they had to come hear me read it," he said.
Earlier this month, Drake unveiled the video for 'Take Care', his collaboration with Rihanna.
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Watch Drake's video for 'HYFR' below: