Why Did Drake Unfollow Bobbi Althoff?

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TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 27: Rapper Drake leaves the court following the NBA game between the Toronto Raptors and the LA Clippers at Scotiabank Arena on December 27, 2022 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Bobbi Althoff attends Variety Power of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Los Angeles on August 10, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

Bobbi Althoff pulled her interview with Drake off of her YouTube page as fans speculate why the two have fallen out.

Bobbi Althoff's rise to the mainstream seemed sudden. Some knew of her quirky humor from social media, but her successful pivot to podcasting was unexpected. Her interview with Funny Marco generated viral moments, and then came the surprising episode featuring Drake. The Canadian rapper appeared on The Really Good Podcast last month for a rare interview, causing a stir in hip-hop media. Drake's choice to sit down with a goofy podcaster instead of a legitimate journalist raised eyebrows, given that he rarely does press. 

While the internet buzzed about Bobbi's connection with Drake, fans speculated on a possible rift. Shortly after Bobbi shared a less-than-flattering post about Drake's L.A. concert, fans noticed they unfollowed each other and she removed their interview from her channel. So, what transpired exactly?

The Controversial Concert Post

Currently, no one has confirmed any discord between them. Still, numerous theories circulate about the fallout. The timing between Bobbi's post from the It's All A Blur tour and the deletion of their YouTube video could suggest Drake took offense. Other hints indicate more at play, especially since Lil Yachty did the same.

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Bobbi's BFF Podcast Appearance

Bobbi Althoff spilled details about her Drake and Lil Yachty interviews on Barstool Sports' BFF podcast with Dave Portnoy. She shared how she secured the Drake interview (apparently, a simple DM worked) and described her awkward encounter with Lil Yachty before their talk. Yachty, being the same age, was easy to converse with, she explained, but he barely engaged before filming began.

"I walked into [Lil Yachty’s] house and he didn’t really even say hi to me,” Bobbi recalled. “I was like, ‘Let’s go to the bathroom.’ We go to the bathroom then we get out and he’s sitting there with his two assistants and he’s not even acknowledging that I’m in the room.”

While not overtly contentious, this comment didn't cast Lil Yachty in a positive light. While it might not fully explain Drake's unfollowing, both he and Yachty distanced themselves, possibly due to Bobbi's transparency.

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The Ice Spice Treatment

Drake's unfollowing of an up-and-coming woman isn't new. In 2022, he embraced Ice Spice, even flying her to Toronto for OVO Fest. Though they made amends, he did unfollow her at one point. One theory involved Ice Spice declining an OVO Sound deal. Others suggested that she turned down his advances. These speculations resurfaced after the Drake/Bobbi Althoff incident.

Similarly, Drake and Bobbi Althoff were linked to rumors of an affair. After she unarchived posts with her husband, Cory Althoff, the internet weaved a narrative, fueled by a clip of Dave Portnoy discussing the rumors that they split. Despite this, Bobbi denied rumors of a divorce and that she and Drake slept together. The exact reasons for her and Drake's unfollowing remain unclear.

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A Publicity Stunt?

The likeliest explanation for the fallout could be a marketing scheme to generate buzz. Questions arose about how Bobbi swiftly landed a Drake interview after launching her podcast, leading to industry plant accusations. However, during her Lil Yachty interview, it surfaced that Drake's team filmed the episode, suggesting that he had creative control over the final product.

Not a widespread theory, but worth pondering: Drake granted Bobbi a window for the podcast on her YouTube page. No evidence supports this, yet the simultaneous removal of the episode from YouTube and Spotify alongside their unfollowing might suggest non-malicious intent. Perhaps, the interview's creative control was prearranged.

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Between industry plant claims and the apparent Drake fallout, Bobbi Althoff faces her first controversy after a swift ascent. She showcased her humor with Funny Marco and soared higher with the Drake interview. Despite this, it might not be a defining moment. With a legion of fans who fell in love with her personality as a momfluencer on TikTok, there’s no doubt that the Really Good Podcast will continue to grow in the foreseeable future. Hopefully, her interview with Drake will eventually be re-released on YouTube. 

About The Author
Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.