Drake (the rapper) drops hint at Drake (the university) visit
Drake University students have been working since 2009 to get famed rapper Drake to visit campus. With the super star performing in Des Moines on Oct. 4, the visit couls finally happen.
On the eve of his arrival in Des Moines, Drake (the rapper) dropped a hint on Instagram as to if he’ll finally unite with Drake (the university) before his scheduled performance at Wells Fargo Arena.
Drake University posted a parody photo on Instagram of Drake posing on campus. The photo caption reads “This could be you tomorrow (Drake). With our mums currently in bloom, that's a frame-worthy photo.”
Here’s where things get interesting: Drake commented on the photo. His comment (under username @champagnepapi) reads “I'mma pull up on ya," proving a tease to fans on if plans to visit.
The comment is the first the rapper has made on the possibility of visiting campus.
The photo is part of the #BringDraketoDrake social media campaign that the university, its students and even its president put forth in hopes of bringing the award-winning performer to the campus that shares his name. Launched by students in 2009, #BringDraketoDrake ramped up in May, when the superstar announced he would be bringing his “Summer Sixteen” tour to Des Moines on Oct. 4 alongside famed rapper Future.
The photo is one of two the university has posted in the last week in hopes of grabbing Drake’s attention.
Drake University representatives said Drizzy followed the school on Instagram after a press release issued by the university in May went viral, being picked up by national media sites like MTV, Entertainment Weekly and People.com.
Last week, students produced and posted a video inviting Drake to visit campus while dancing to hit single “One Dance.”
If Drake does "pull up on" campus, can we expect a reaction similar to when the rapper visited Howard University in September 2015? Photos and videos were posted to social media showing hundreds of students swarming in search of the rapper.
Iowa Events Center officials said they expect a “full house” for the Tuesday evening show.