Drake Name-Dropped During National Spelling Bee

Drake Name-Dropped During National Spelling Bee

Toronto rapper used to define the word, "bacchius."

Published May 29, 2015

Drake made his debut at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland, without ever leaving the house.

A judge used him as a clue for the Latin word “bacchius,” during Thursday night’s competition held in National Harbor.

The student tasked with spelling “bacchius” asked for a definition and a context clue. That’s when the judge name-dropped October's Very Own: “Drake’s new mixtape contains a rap in which every word ends and begins with a ‘bacchius.’”  

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The Toronto rapper shared the video on Instagram (the defition of "bracchius" is included). There's also a clip making the rounds on Vine, with more than 200,000 loops.

Drake is having a winning week by social media standards, A day before the Scripps Spelling Bee shout out, little Riley Curry stole the show singing the chorus to “Blessed,” after Wednesday's big Warriors win. 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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