If you remember this line from “Thank Me Later”: “Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous, Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us,” know that Drake wasn’t kidding at all. Rappers and athletes clearly share a bond, but that was taken to a new level this weekend when Drake received a personalized NCAA Championship ring from the Kentucky Wildcats.
Drake shared a photo of the ring, engraved with “Drizzy,” via Instagram this weekend, probably confusing some fans as to why he’d received a ring…since he doesn’t play ball with them. But the Toronto rapper has been building a relationship with the team over the past three years, making a notable appearance at Big Blue Madness in 2009 after coach John Calipari was hired.
He had this to say in 2010, “All of us really just bonded this year. I went to see a lot of the games last season. I’m also very close with Coach Cal, so I just showed my support. I took a lot of planes to see a lot of games.”
Drake also beat Kevin Hart in a heated game of paintball this past weekend while back at home, but he didn’t receive a ring for that victory.