Goof: “God’s Plan” is new North Korean anthem

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“God’s Plan” to be made new North Korean national anthem, provokes U.S. response

On March 21, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un announced the hit rap song, “God’s Plan,” as the country’s new national anthem.

“God’s Plan” is performed by Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as Drake. Released on Jan. 23, it is the 29th song to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In addition to reaching number one on British, Canadian and Australian charts, the song also broke first-day streaming records on streaming platforms Spotify and Apple Music.

This announcement comes after Kim invited Drake to stay in Pyongyang next month.

Kim explained his decision during his announcement.

“I love Drake,” said Kim. “His music puts me in a good mood, and I demand all of the North Korean people to share that experience with me.”

Every morning at 6 a.m., a song that has been described as eerie is blared over speakers in Pyongyang in order to help citizens wake up and participate in morning exercise activities. Video of the song has surfaced on the internet in recent years, resulting in viewers to ridicule it.

Kim also addresses the morning exercise music in his announcement.

“I believe the current song we use is inefficient,” said Kim. “I find it easier to exercise with a song that has a good, fast beat, and ‘God’s Plan’ has one. This is precisely why we will be changing the 6 a.m. morning song.”

Drake turned to Twitter for his response after hearing news of his song being made the new North Korean national anthem.

“I’m so blessed,” said Drake. “This is without a doubt god’s plan, I can see it. There’s no telling what’s going to happen next. Watch out for me in Pyongyang.”

On March 22, President Donald Trump was asked about his thoughts on Kim’s announcement.

“I cannot believe what they’ve done,” said Trump. “I think it’s an abomination, even for a country like North Korea. But anything they do we can and will do better. An anthem change will occur.”

Trump’s competitive nature is nothing new to the American public and to the rest of the world. In January 2018, Kim claimed that he had a nuclear button on his desk at all times, Trump replied by saying his button is “much bigger” and “more powerful.”

It is expected that Trump will release a list of potential songs that will replace the national anthem in a press conference on April 4. In recent days Trump has followed Puerto Rican singer Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, better known as Luis Fonsi, rapper Kendrick Lamar, singer Bruno Mars and K-pop group BTS.

Like Drake, Lamar took to Twitter in response to Trump following him on Twitter and one of his songs potentially being chosen to replace the national anthem.

“I’m humbled by this opportunity,” said Lamar. “I believe my songs will bring the national anthem the poetic justice that it deserves. All the stars and stripes have a meaning, my songs can tell their stories.”