For the past few years, Drake has montaged his body into a showcase of Hollywood’s greatest with permanent ink, from Aaliyah, to Denzel Washington, to Sade, to Lil Wayne. Rumor had it that the OVO Sound champion had another icon in mind to add to the collection: Canadian music icon, Céline Dion.
Drake reportedly shared his idea with Dion herself at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, informing that he wanted her face tatted right on his rib cage. Fast-forward two years later, and the “My Heart Will Go On” songstress has three words for him after being told of his permanent plans for her likeness: not so fast!
In a game of “Rapid Fire” with iHeartRadio Canada, Dion addressed Drizzy with a plea to persuade him against the tattoo. “Please, Drake, I love you very much,” she said. “Can I tell you something? Don’t do that. You can write me love letters. You can send me autographs for my kids. You can come and visit. I can have you home for lunch or dinner. We can go for a drink. We can sing together. Whatever you want to do. I can talk to your mother. Whatever you want, but please.”
Her reasons for speaking against the tat were simple: the physical consequences of her aging. “This is not the money-maker over here, first of all,” she said, gesturing to her face. Dion believes as she continues to age, her thin, long features will only exaggerate. “Please don’t tattoo," she added. "If you do it, just do a fake one.”
Welp, Drizzy! The good news is there's a world full of other legends to reconsider for that ribcage spot.
See why Dion doesn't want to be considered for it in the video below:
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