Drake is one of the most entertaining people around. As one of the biggest acts in music, it's inevitable that people, whether fans or not, want to know his every move. He gives people what they want whenever he drops new music. He's not the most active person on social media platforms except for Instagram. There, he provides fans with a glimpse into his otherwise private life, oftentimes with a bit of humor, too.
As of mid-April, Drake has 135 million Instagram followers. His posts continue to rack up millions of likes with his famous peers hitting the comments along the hundreds of other fans. Champagne Papi, as he's known on the 'Gram, launched his page around the Take Care era. Below, we've dived into some of his best posts.
Grandma Hears “Look What You’ve Done”
In one of his first posts on Instagram, Drake shares a photo of his grandma. He has his laptop to her ear as she is listening to the song she is featured on, "Look What You've Done" off of his sophomore album, Take Care. In the song, Drake includes a voicemail he left for him. “Hearing Look What You’ve Done for the 1st time," Champagne Papi captioned the post. Similar to his music, the Young Money artist doesn't shy away from sharing moments from his personal life on social media. In this post, you can see that Drake is playing the song for her on YouTube.
2016 NBA All-Star Weekend
The 2016 NBA All-Star weekend was special for a few reasons. This was the first time the All-Star game was held in Toronto. It was also the final All-Star game for NBA legend Kobe Bryant. With Drake being the ambassador for the Toronto Raptors and the self-proclaimed “6 God," it was only right for him to be the coach of the NBA Celebrity All-Star game. At the All-Star game, Drizzy was front row to see Kobe’s 18th and final All-Star game. Before the game, he introduced the starters from both conferences. This is where we see his custom All-Star jacket with a photo of Kobe on the back. In this post, Drake is watching two greats go at it, Kobe and LeBron.
On the opening night of All-Star weekend, he led Team Canada to a victory over Coach Kevin Hart and Team USA. On Saturday night, Drake was front row to witness one of the greatest Slam Dunk contests of all time. He sat next to legendary Director Spike Lee as they watched Zach Lavine and Aaron Gordon battle for the trophy. Zach Lavine even came out to Drake’s hit song, “Back to Back”.
10 Years Later
We can all say that we’ve seen Drake’s growth since he emerged as a promising star under Lil Wayne's wing. Within a decade, he rose to the top of the game and has accomplished even more outside of Hip Hop. In this Instagram post, Drake posts a meme of himself regarding his progress as the 2020s were approaching.
In the four-photo collage, you can see Drake on the left posing in front of a Virgin Atlantic plane. The small plane boats his debut album cover on it as Drizzy is smiling. On the right side, ten years later, he is looking at his own plane. It’s not small, either and is not used for promoting his music. No more Virgin Atlantic planes, it’s Air Drake. The boy is the man now!
Her Loss Promo Run
What Drake and 21 Savage did with Her Loss is still being talked about. They still haven’t even gone on tour yet. The album received positive reception, but the promo run was just as entertaining as the music.
Honestly, they had all of us fooled as people hit the internet to search for the duo’s Tiny Desk concert, Howard Stern interview, Saturday Night Live performance, and COLORS performance. Unfortunately, this was just a brilliant marketing tool as none of these were real. Once again, Drake’s creativity flourished in one of the most exciting rollouts of the year.
In the fake Howard Stern interview, Drake dishes on the porn he is watching and his views on marriage. He even gets Michael B. Jordan to introduce him and 21 Savage on the fake SNL performance. As each of the promo videos racked up millions of views, it’s safe to say that people really wish these were authentic. A Drake and 21 Savage Tiny Desk concert might actually need to happen.
Love In The 6ix
Many people wanted Drake and Rihanna to work out, Drake included. He has never been shy to show his love to the Barbados singer anywhere. Prior to this post, Drake presented Rihanna with the 2016 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Before giving her the award, the “Work” rapper praised her in a heartfelt speech that certainly hasn't aged as well as he hoped. After accepting the award, Rihanna and Drizzy left the stage and hit the afterparty together. To caption this post, Drake continues to uplift the “Umbrella” singer in celebration of the VMA honor. The photo was taken in Toronto at night as the CN Tower is lit in the background.
Is Scorpion Not A Top Drake Album?
Lately, there have been a debate surrounding where Scorpion stands in Drake’s discography. The Shots Taken Podcast named Scorpion his least impressive album. Shortly after, Champagne Papi stepped into the comments to debunk that statement. “Gods Plan, In My Feelings, Nice For What, Nonstop, Jaded, Is There More, Sandra’s Rose, That’s How You Feel, Emotionless….slapppppps on [Scorpio emoji].” He isn’t wrong and he even backed this up in a post in 2018. Drake shared the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 upon the release of Scorpion and he claimed seven out of the ten spots. There’s no way you can say that Scorpion is his worst album.
Aubrey & Sandy
Drake never fails to show love to the people dear to his heart. Whether it be his grandma, his Toronto friends, his industry friends, or his dad, the 6 God makes a concerted effort to celebrate those that he loves. One person that you can see on his Instagram is his mother, Sandra Graham. In this photo, Drizzy is throwing up the 6 with his mother draped around him throwing up the Houston sign.