The first month and a half of 2023 has seen Drake in the spotlight more than normal. Surprising as this may be, the Toronto icon can’t seem to duck headlines. His first newsworthy activity was when he hosted a few intimate shows at New York’s Apollo Theater. Playing most of his hits that span his entire career, Drake hosted small crowds consisting of his most loyal followers. At one of the shows, he announced that he and 21 Savage would soon embark on a joint tour.
The next month saw Drizzy bring home a Grammy in the Melodic Rap Song category. He was awarded for his contribution to Future’s hit song “Wait For U” with Tems. Following that, Drake got caught up in the murder trial for XXXTentacion. He was requested to attend a deposition in court regarding the case. This was likely due to a momentary beef he had with the slain rapper while he was still alive. However, on Feb. 14, he was cleared of his duties involving in the case.
Drake Comes Clean
Drake says his 42 diamond engagement ring necklace was a joke that people took too seriously pic.twitter.com/tigF2fmVH0
— Alijah⁶ (@Drakesoldmore) February 12, 2023
But with all this buzz surrounding the 36-year-old recently, there’s one story that may top the rest. In December, it was revealed that Drizzy had purchased a necklace made entirely of engagement rings. The chain contains 351.38 carats of diamonds and costs somewhere around $10 million dollars. It was said that Drake had the chain made to commemorate the 42 times he considered proposing to a woman. However, in a recent interview with Barstool Sports’ Caleb Pressley, he backtracked on that claim.
“It was more just a joke but obviously people took it pretty literal. I was just tryna have an interesting story,” he said. Drake has become just as much of a jokester as he is a rapper and romantic. Known most of his career to be either a melodramatic songbird or cutthroat MC, Drake seems to be more light-hearted nowadays. So, it’s no surprise that he would joke about having this many failed relationships. After all, Drake can afford an elaborate gimmick like this. Plus, it is still an incredibly beautiful necklace. Let us know what you think about all this, in the comments below.