Regardless of debates concerning his rap ranking as compared to his industry peers, Drake’s artistry has successfully transcended hip-hop’s tight borders, making gains for the OVO champion in other genres such as pop, reggae, soul, and prominently, R&B. While he owes at least partial credit for this feat to his savvy for collaborations and sampling, his photo with a tokened voice of R&B/soul’s golden years, Sade, has the internet ready to pump its brakes on the Champagne Papi.
Posted to his Instagram, Drizzy, Sade and his mother, Sandi Graham are all serenely posed for the flick.
“Two very important ladies in my life,” he wrote in the caption.
Taking a look back on Drake’s history of unexpected photos, they’ve usually been subtle hinting at future collaborations or other musical ventures. And since he’s also imbued his sound with his adoration of classic R&B, there’s plenty reason for suspicion that he may have his OVO music sights set on the legendary singer-songwriter after all. But if there’s any truth to such an impression, there’s a few more questions that demand answers.
See the internet’s concerns for Sade and Drizzy below.
Drake is trying to absorb Sade's powers. pic.twitter.com/8iCUs2eAaJ— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 21, 2017
I. Do. Not. Want. To. Hear. Drake. On. ANY. Sade. Songs. Man. NO.— Veteran Freshman (@yusufyuie) March 21, 2017
How was Drake allowed to touch Sade?— Bitches of Eastwick (@PutinistaJonez) March 21, 2017
Drake was with Sade. As if I didn't hate him already 👍🏽— vinny (@VinnyKang) March 21, 2017
I would prefer if Drake doesn't touch any of Sade's music. Lmao— Darri✨ (@darriqueenn) March 21, 2017
yall think Drake talked to Sade in his British accent or his Nigerian accent?— zero (@jordansaweirdo) March 21, 2017
Please, @Drake, leave Sadé alone. Leave her and her music alone. I repeat, DO NOT try it.— Omari (@omarirakim) March 21, 2017
Drake has no sense of self-preservation.— Lil Daddy (@FireinFreetown) March 21, 2017
Whatever bits of his soul Rihanna left, he bout to lose in Sade's eyes pic.twitter.com/GFlXGqN3au
Drake is about to sample Sade's ENTIRE discography and speak broken Patois over it I am DISGUSTED pic.twitter.com/GD72COZEOh— 最高 (@MalePocahontas) March 21, 2017
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