Today is Aubrey Graham’s birthday, and as the talented singing-rapper completes his 26th year of life, he’s smooth-talked his way into the hearts and minds of millions of fans (not to mention his fellow celebrity friends). Likely receiving countless gifts from friends, strangers, and business associates, Drake surely can’t keep each and every token, no matter how personal some may be. And that’s exactly why we decided to raid his garbage.
Dumpster diving is the classiest of adventures, especially when the trash you’re sifting through belongs to Toronto’s golden boy. Invasion of privacy, maybe, but like we’re taught on various reality shows, what’s discarded onto public property is considered free for the taking. Below are our findings: the front covers and inside messages of birthday cards from Drake’s grandmother, Rick Ross, the OVO fam, his Rabbi, Rihanna, the Young Money crew, and Chris Brown are all revealed.
If you have listened to “Look What You’ve Done” on Take Care, then you already know Drake’s close with his grandma. Her card is endearing, with a loving sprinkle of grandmother-y guilt. Call your Bubbe sometime, Drake!
Giving their leader the royal treatment, the OVO boys – including Drake’s longtime producer Noah ‘40‘ Shebib and The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye – send a heartfelt message to Drizzy. The king of Toronto certainly does reign supreme. Crew love!
After acknowledging Drake’s emotional core, the spiritual mentor demonstrates that he’s got jokes by alluding the the fun-filled video for “HYFR,” in which, how could we forget, Drake re-celebrates his Bar Mitzvah.
Ratchet as ever, Rih Rih’s card has been edited to include blunts coming out of Snoopy and Woodstock’s mouths. Of course it does. And frankly, the flirty tone is something we may want to keep an eye on.
YOUNG MONEY CREW
YMCMB, baby! Direct and to the point, see if you can spot all the names on this one; it was signed by pretty much everyone from Birdman, Nicki Minaj and Wayne to Gudda Gudda, Lil Chuckee, and Fred Durst(!).
We approve Chris‘ card selection a thousand times over, but the message inside might come off a tad menacing. That said, he is shacking up with his old flame Rihanna, so it appears Breezy has the right to brag.