I Tried To Fight It But I Fell in Like With Drake. I Blame Hotline Bling
The day has come, ladies and gentlegoons. I have to admit that I enjoy Drake. I might think he raps like Eeyore and he runs through the 6 with hella woes, confusing me. BUT I gotta say that I like Drake the persona. Wheelchair Jimmy has grown on me, and it is purely because he does not take himself too seriously.
And he grew a beard. I looked up one day and the man who previously reminded me of Lumiere, the candle from Beauty and the Beast, had extra brawn to him. I will not lie. The Beard upped the man’s “HEY BOO” quotient from 0 to “You might could get it.”
Sir. WHO TOLD YOU TO GET FINE OVERNIGHT? Who? Please point them out so we can give them a gift. Because: YES. Beards change lives, man.
But really, what I’ve come to appreciate about the Champagne Papi is that he has fun with himself. When he hosted Saturday Night Live last year and had me cracking up more than I imagined on a show that is staler than croutons, I was intrigued. He did an incredible job hosting and I was like “lemme find out Drake is a good time.”
He’s brand of rap has been made fun of for being Keith Sweat-ish sometimes. Drake is the butt of many jokes for his corniness. I mean, I’m good for a couple and I’m pretty sure there is a Tumblr dedicated to “Sensitive Drake.” He knows this, and he plays into it.
Now, he’s dropped a video for his single “Hotline Bling” and the entire internet is drunk on Drake memes because he spends a good amount of it dancing. The guy moves like a toddler who just learned how to walk and is committed to not falling on their pampered bottom as they make it across the room.
It’s a mix between the Carlton Dance, the 2-step and the wop. It is like Peak Drake. This is what a skit about Drake would be like and the real Drake is the one doing it. That’s the best part.
Make no qualms about it. The man knows he looks ridiculous and he did it anyway. Not only is that hilarious but it is endearing. I love people who can make fun of themselves, and Drake is surely doing that with the numerous jigs he hit in Hotline Bling.
Bless that man, because he knows we’ll get these jokes off and he makes himself the perfect subject for memes.
In case you missed the video, watch below.
Don’t get it twisted, though. I’m still going to make fun of him. It’s just… Aubrey is adorable. He looks like the type of dude who will put on a pair of yellow boxers with a smiley face in the front just to cheer you up when you’re in a bad mood. Totes adorbs.
Yes! A man who can put on the Joe Boxer’s is quite a man! And the beard is a plus plus plus.
Nooooo, I love beards, but I can’t stand his. I haven’t converted over to a Drake fan yet.
I have been in like with Drake since day 1. And it’s for the exact reasons you mention. He never takes himself too seriously. He takes all the stuff people say about him that is supposed to be insulting and he plays into it. He even used it against Meek Mill. ” You gettin bodied by a singin a$& nig&@.” Love me some Drake.
I don’t care what anyone says. He still looks like a light skinned avatar to me. Now, with a beard.
I’ve been in love with Aubrey since day 1 of his rap career! I love his voice! I always say one day we will harmonize together ????????????????????. But this video makes me love him even MORE!! He’s can give 0 f’s and I love it! Bubble jacket, timbs, turtle neck and all!
I got through 1:36 and had to beg off to get the blood out of my ears and eyes. He is President and CEO of the FriendZone.
Haaaaa! I can’t even. You killed me with, “He is President and CEO of the FriendZone.”.
I must admit– I am drunk in love with Aubrey 2.0. Bearded, self-deprecating; Napoleon dynamite dancing…I’m here for all of it.
He reminds me of Johnny Gill lol. Johnny couldn’t dance to save his own life, but ooooh he could SANG!!!
My sister is almost positive he was drunk. Like, he said to himself, I’m gonna dance in this video, and I need to be drunk to do it. Because it’s gonna be epic.
Exactly! He looks like everybody’s drunk uncle that comes to the bbq already buzzed and has that one extra glass of brown likka then gets to dancing.
The fact that he reposted a #SalsaPapi video on his ig… let’s me know we take him a lot ore serious than he takes himself. Which is so damn endearing even if the lyrics are high key street harassment at its finest.
*waves Canadian flag
“even if the lyrics are high key street harassment at its finest”
this just made me laugh way too out loud at work!
I don’t get it what is there not to love? A man who will go out of his way to make me smile is the ultimate! That’s a keeper! And with a beard…
I’ve always thought he kind of looked like a thumb with eyebrows, but in a sorta cute way. My issue is that he kind of looks like a young version of my dearly departed daddy and an older version of my 14 year old son. :-/
NOT A THUMB WITH EYEBROWS!!! LOL
Oh, what I would give to see a dance off between him and Kanye. I bet it’d look a lot like my great-grandpa did before his knees went out.
I’m so glad you said it! I saw that video and was like he’s straight getting his Kanye on! Yeezy made it cool to look like Tom Willis while dancing lol
I can’t even… LOL
I won’t lie…he grew that beard and Dominican Twitter went in claiming he was passing creating memes and hashtags. #DominicanDrake is the most hilarious thing ever. Let me find out he grew that beard and moved to the Heights. No chill.
OMG Me too! Actually it was Back 2 Back that did it for me. I tried to resist but this summer him and THAT BEARD wore me down #swoon
This is why Drake is stealing everybody girlfriends lol.. I loved this video. Champagne Papi is that dude who u think u gonna friend zone but u end up bending over backward for lmao.
Or who’ll have you somewhere bent over and trying to figure out what happened after!
Glad you came around. I love me so Drake. Aubrey makes me happy
I haven’t heard a note of his music but this dude is def snugglable. The kind of snuggles that go on and on.
I interrupt my Justin Trudeau heart eyes for some Drake heart eyes.
yay Canada. Raw producer of boyfriend material.
I’ve been in like with Drake this whole time because….he’s every really lightskinned dude that I ever wanted to date but couldn’t quite get past his lack of chocolate to make happen. THEN HE WENT BEARD & NOW SHIIIID…Com de fucon through Drake!
I don’t mind looking at him and the beard is definitely an upgrade but I still have zero appreciation for his singing/rapping voice. It really just grates on my soul…much like fat free ice cream and turkey bacon. Yuck.
You forgot frozen yogurt, low cal ranch dressing and 50/50 orange juice! Got me over here dying!!!
If anyone has ever seen Rock ‘n Rolla, this music and ‘dancing’ reminds me of the dance scene from that movie with Gerard Butler (hey boo!) and Thandie Newton. I swear that has to be the inspiration for this video.