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Drake is still out here inking his body up with Hollywood’s finest, including facial portrait tattoos of music’s most influential icons such as Aaliyah, Sade Adu and his Young Money hip-hop pilot, Lil Wayne.
His latest addition to the tattoo montage is Hollywood’s OG heartthrob and big screen icon Denzel Washington, as depicted in his character Bleek from Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues film of 1990. And while Denzel is honored by Drizzy’s permanent gesture, he’s got a very important question for the OVO boss, too.
Sitting down on NBC’s hit late-night talk show series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Denzel laid eyes on the tattoo for the very first time since September when Drake first inked the piece. He admits that he heard about it, but when Jimmy whipped out the photo, it was clear that even Denzel was taken aback by the elaborate artwork.
Fallon points out that Drizzy’s tattoo artist who completed the piece posted the photo online. But the close up detail of the tattoo makes it impossible to tell where its located on his body. Fallon’s best guess is Drizzy’s back, or possibly his arm, considering the size of the portrait.
“Let me see that,” Denzel asks before grabbing the photo of the tat. “Now you got me wondering now—where is that?”
After holding the photo up to his own back and arm to test the size proportions, Denzel acknowledges that he’s not the only Hollywood star making his everlasting debut on Drizzy’s body.
“That’s quite crazy—I think he got some other people he admires tattoos as well,” Denzel added before Fallon’s joking assumption that he, too, might be tatted on the Champagne Papi in that case.
Definitely worthy of Denzel’s knee-slapping laughter afterward.
See his reaction to yet another one of Drizzy’s iconic gestures in the video below.
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