Drake University's response to Drake coming to Des Moines is perfect
In case you hadn't heard, Drake — the rapper — will perform in Des Moines on Oct. 4.
And Drake — the university — had a pretty perfect response to the news.
"We would like to take this opportunity to invite Drizzy for a tour of campus," the university said in a statement released just hours after Drake's concert date was announced.
The press release is peppered with references to the rapper's lyrics, including this line:
"Just as Mr. Graham has skyrocketed to the height of fame, our University started from the bottom in 1881 and rose to become one of the nation’s top-ranked private universities."
Here's the full statement:
This isn't the first time the university has tried to get Drake's attention.
Former Drake University Student Body President David Karaz sent the rapper a gift basket full of Bulldog blue when Drake hosted Saturday Night Live in 2014.
Although Drake and Drake do share the same name, there are also some important differences to note.
Difference #1? Their Twitter handles.
Even Drake University's new president Earl "Marty" Martin got them confused last year.
Drake University vs. Drake
Name came from
Francis Marion Drake, school founder and 16th governor of Iowa
Drake is his middle name
“Here’s to the one who’s brave and bold,
Ready to battle like days of old,
Fights like a Bulldog for victory,
Oh, here’s to the one who wears the “D”.
— The “D” Song”
“You used to call me on my cell phone.
Late night when you need my love.
I know when that hotline bling.
That can only mean one thing.”
— Hotline Bling
One of the 25 oldest law schools in America
Grammy award-winner, Best Rap Album 2013