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    UBC Students Are Spamming The Shit Out Of Drake On Twitter So He Notices Them

    Spam your idols.

    Students at the University of British Columbia have made hundreds of "Hotline Bling" parody videos they're tweeting at Drake to get his attention and, hopefully, convince him to perform on campus.


    We'll be tweeting 1 video every minute for 12 hours at @drake starting at 9am PST tomorrow morning.

    What started as a joke about getting Drake to come to UBC for a year-end concert quickly snowballed. Within two weeks, organizers had a set built in the main student centre and a campus full of people excited for the marathon "Hotline Bling" session.


    Filming took place over two days this week. Sam Massooleh, one of the organizers, told BuzzFeed Canada that about 2,000 students participated and made a total of 465 videos.

    What's next? The plan is to tweet a different "Hotline Bling" dance video at Drake every minute for 12 hours straight. It's all going down Friday.

    Embarrassing myself for Drake. #ubchotlinebling

    Massooleh said it's about engaging students in a fun project and "bringing everyone together" in common purpose.

    "At the end of the day we really want Drake to come to campus and perform," Massooleh said. "We know it's a big ask, but we wanted to see if we could get his attention."


    Whether Drake will appreciate being spammed all day by a bunch of university students remains to be seen.

    Your move, Drake.


    It has begun.

    Only about 400 more to go.

    Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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