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.