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Book: Fabricating Authenticity

Chapter: A Man, a Tan, "God's Plan"

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40278


In this chapter, Newton deconstructs hip hop artist Drake’s philanthropy in the music video for his song “God’s Plan,” exploring the social and political dimensions of the seemingly altruistic act of giving. Newton argues the “authentic” nature of a gift is not what should be of interest, but instead that we need to focus on why certain public acts of philanthropy prompt scrutiny and questions about motivations, while others receive less attention.

Chapter Contributors

  • Richard Newton ( - rnewton5306) 'University of Alabama'