Drake Proves He’s Not a Cheap Gift Giver
Drake is involved in a lot of beef these days, but one can't deny that the OVO frontman shows love to his closest pals in the industry. Most recently, Drizzy copped a Ferrari for 21 Savage on the Atlanta rapper's 24th birthday.
The two recently collaborated on "Sneakin,'" one of four new tracks the 6 God dropped on OVO Sound Radio one week ago. But the generous purchase of the luxury whip isn't the only time Drake has cashed out on gifts for one of his homies. As a result, XXL has compiled a list gifts Drizzy's recently given out.
From buying a billboard for his rumored flame, RiRi, to sending an a rare pair of OVO Jordan XIIs to a 6-year-old girl on her birthday, to copping a Lamborghini for Jas Prince, Drizzy definitely shells out the cash whenever he can. You can scroll down to read up on all of the situations in more detail.
In case you missed it, Drake recently announced that he'll be unleashing a new 'playlist' in December called More Life. Additionally, there's a rumor floating around that the project could be Drizzy's final body of work for Cash Money Records. Ebro Darden of Hot 97 tweeted out, “The illest piece of the Drake album dropping in DEC is his Cash Money deal will be over… whoa! Mad people finishing their deals in the next 18mos… Interesting.”
However, Ebro's statement may not be entirely true -- it's more speculation than anything. The fans will have to wait and see what happens over the coming months. Until then, check out some of the times Drake has been especially generous with his dough.
Drizzy bought Rihanna a billboard to say congrats on her Michael Jackson VMA Vanguard Video Award back in late August. “Congratulations to Rihanna from Drake and everyone at OVO,” the billboard reads. The mega-stars were rumored to have been dating at the time.
21 Savage is one of the most popular up-and-coming rappers in the game. The 2016 XXL Freshman already has some hit singles to his name, including "X" featuring Future and "No Heart."
Champagne Papi has also taken notice of the 24-year-old ATL rhyme slinger. After collaborating for "Sneakin'" off More Life, Drake bought 21 Savage a red Ferrari for his birthday.
In March 2015, Drake donated $75,000 to help build a studio at Strawberry Mansion High School, a school in Philadelphia. The Huffington Post originally reported that Drizzy learned about the school after watching an ABC Special about its principal, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, who takes a tough love approach to reducing violence and improving education.
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Drake recently copped a Ferrari for 21 Savage. Buying high-end vehicles for friends in now becoming a trend for Drizzy, as he had previously bought a Lamborghini for Jas Prince.
The Views rapper gave Jas the gift back in 2010 at a concert in Houston. Of course, Jas Prince is credited for discovering Drizzy and introducing him to Lil Wayne. Watch the YouTube clip to view the whole thing go down.
A 6-year-old Drake superfan threw a Drizzy-themed birthday party in September 2016. Among the party props were fake $100 bills, balloons with Drake's face, OVO posters and more. The above tweet got over 16,000 retweets, and Drizzy took notice.
As a result, Champagne Papi decided to gift the young fan with a pair of rare OVO Jordan XIIs. Drake went on Instagram and commented on a photo of the girl surrounded by balloons, typing, “OVO 12s for her ASAP."