Alpha Flight has every right to be upset.
As the world's most famous Canadian [non-Wolverine bracket], rapper/ actor/ walking internet meme Aubrey "Drake" Graham is bound to make some enemies. But being pitted against Earth's Mightiest Heroes might be a fight that not even Swole Drake can win.
When Drizzy released a video for his most recent hit, "Hotline Bling," the digital film/ ink had yet to even have a chance to dry before the rapper's assortment of... distinct dance moves became online creatives' favorite new palette, as clips of the video were quickly and thoroughly repurposed into GIFs, Vines, and general items of viral joyousness. Drake's dances were on beat with the Cosby Show theme. They matched perfectly with a rousing game of Wii Tennis. They could even be set to deflect blaster rays via lightsaber.
It wasn't be long until the comics' community joined in the fun, and IGN's foray into Hotling Blingification of the internet was a winner, and may have redefined the term "crossover artist." In a mashup video uploaded to YouTube and Facebook, Drake performs his jerky ballet within the confines of a Helicarrier jail cell, captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, all of whom seem equal parts bemused and put-upon by the former Softest Rapper in the Game.
Everybody in the online world seems to love Drake's "Bling" moves, but the video makes clear that -- in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, at least -- Nick Fury, Mariah Hill, Thor, Black Widow and Hulk are not fans. And, as with any MCU project, the real payoff comes at the very end.
Maybe the Avengers aren't ready to go to battle with Drake, but given the way he has used his profile to champion other Canadian exports like the Toronto Blue Jays and Raptors, he would probably be happier joining Puck, Snowbird, Northstar, Sasquatch and Guardian as part of the Alpha Flight roster, anyway.
The "Hotline Bling" video was directed by Director X, who may never have been a part of the Weapon X program, but considering its clandestine nature, it is impossible to say for certain.