He had come to cheer for Serena amid rumors that the two were dating, and he spent most of the match on his feet, clapping with vigor and making intense faces that were projected onto TV screens
all over the world.
When the match ended, Drake became the receptacle for all the disbelief and disappointment that was provoked by Serena’s stunning defeat. Within minutes, Twitter alighted with jokes about the “Drake curse,” and soon the hashtag #BlameDrake was trending all over the United States.
Well, in a new interview for the 100th issue of FADER Magazine, this same Drake has spoken for the first time about why he jumped on the surprise remix for Wizkid’s Ojuelegba a few months back.
FADER magazine asked him if part of his motivation was a desire to build audiences in foreign markets, to become a truly global star, having already conquered North America, Drake, they said was not into this theory.
“I just did it because I was in the moment,” he says. “I wasn’t thinking like, ‘Oh man, I gotta get my brand up in Nigeria.’” (He hastens to add, with classic Drake politeness, “Not to say that’s not important. I’m super-honored to be on that song.”)
More pics from his Fader photoshoot: