Drake infamous curse strikes again as Barcelona were unable to beat Real Madrid in El Clasico after the Canadian rapper placed a £500,000 Bet.
The rapper also lost over £500,000 after betting for Arsenal and Xavi Hernandez’s team to win their respective games this weekend.
In honor of reaching 50 billion Spotify plays, Drake’s record label and brand, OVO, was featured on Barca’s uniforms for the match. Drake stated he bet CA$8333,333 (about £537,000) on Barcelona and Arsenal to win during the weekend.
He would have earned a staggering 3.9 million Canadian dollars, or £2.5 million, from the wager.
At Leeds, Arsenal was able to maintain a 1-0 lead, with Bukayo Saka’s goal being enough to secure the victory.
But Barca weren’t as fortunate, as they suffered the full brunt of the Drake curse.
At the Santiago Bernabéu, goals by Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde, and Rodrygo caused Xavi’s team to lose 3-1, with Ferran Torres’ last-second goal only serving as a consolation.
Real Madrid replaced Barcelona at the top of the standings as a result of the setback, which was the Catalan team’s first league loss of the year. Prior to the game, the teams were tied on 22 points each.
Drake, a Canadian rapper, suffered a significant financial loss as a result.
Naturally, Barca’s loss is another another instance of a sportsperson losing a game after being associated with the rapper.
Numerous celebrities have experienced misfortune after taking a picture with the Canadian musician in the past, like Sergio Aguero, a former star of Manchester City, who fell to Tottenham in the Champions League quarterfinals in 2019 after seeing Drake.
Having a photo with Drake led to Anthony Joshua’s shocking loss against Andy Ruiz Jr., making him a victim of the famed curse.
Who is Drake?
Rapper, singer, and actor Aubrey Drake Graham (/bri/ aw-BREE; born October 24, 1986) is from Canada. Drake, a significant personality in modern popular music, is credited with making singing and R&B influences more common in hip hop.
His role as Jimmy Brooks on the CTV adolescent drama Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2008) helped him achieve popularity. He then decided to pursue a career in music, releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006.
Before joining Young Money Entertainment, he released the mixtapes Comeback Season (2007) and So Far Gone (2009).
In 2012, Drake started his own business by establishing the OVO Sound record label with his friend 40. In 2013, Drake was named the Toronto Raptors’ new “global ambassador,” joined the team’s executive committee, and acquired naming rights to the team’s practice facility.
What is Drake’s Curse?
The online phenomenon known as the “Drake curse” occurs when a sports team or individual does poorly in their subsequent competition following contact with Canadian rapper Drake. Typically, Drake will take a photo with the concerned individuals.
One of the earliest instances was in March 2019, when Paul Pogba was photographed with the performer. Wolves eliminated Manchester United from the FA Cup just four days later.
Layvin Kurzawa of Paris Saint-Germain photographed with Drake prior to his team’s 5-1 thrashing by Lille, the club’s worst league loss in 19 years. Football players aren’t the only ones affected; Conor McGregor, who competed in the UFC, lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov after being photographed with Drake.
Drake is a die-hard supporter of the Toronto Raptors. He was appointed as their global ambassador in 2013, but they quickly developed a reputation for faltering in major matches.