Is Drake the New Oprah?
Drake went on a $175,000 charity spree, buying groceries and college tuition for strangers.
He calls himself Champagne Papi, 6ix God, Drizzy and Wheelchair Jimmy — but this week, Drake has been acting more like Oprah. In just three days, the 30-year-old actor turned rapper has distributed $175,000 worth of Lotto Max style novelty cheques in the Miami area. Because, in the always wise words of Drake, “me and my friends we got money to spend…”
In one instance, the famed Toronto ambassador dropped off cheque worth $50,000 to a women’s homeless shelter.
— Capital XTRA (@CapitalXTRA) February 7, 2018
In another, he gave a scholarship cheque to a student at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. “Drake told me that he has read great things about me and appreciates how hard I’ve worked through so many trials and decided to give me $50K for my tuition,” the recipient of the scholarship wrote.
This happened today. I applied to scholarships last year for which I had to write an essay. I received those scholarships and thought that was the end of it. Apparently, my essay and my story made it to other departments. I was contacted this weekend about doing a video speaking about where I come from, things I’ve been through, and why it is so important for scholarship donors to continue to donate. This was the surprise the whole time. Drake told me that he has read great things about me and appreciates how hard I’ve worked through so many trials and decided to give me $50K for my tuition. @champagnepapi THANK YOU SO MUCH!!’ You don’t understand what this means to me! I would’ve never imagined this happening to me. I’m just a girl from Denmark, SC that wants to MAKE IT and be somebody and for you to see my hard work means the world. Thank you so much. God I thank you. You are so great and amazing! Thank you for blessing me when I thought my hard work was going unnoticed. I’m living out my dreams. God’s Plan ??
And in a third documented case of OTT generosity, Drake offered up $25,000 to the Miami-area high school where he was filming part of his new music video, “God’s Plan.” But that’s not even the best part: he also promised the school new uniforms designed by his record label turned lifestyle brand October’s Very Own. An OVO branded school uniform? That’s priceless.
— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) February 5, 2018
And that’s not all! One day later, Drake picked up the tab for an entire grocery store. At Sabor Tropical Supermarket, Drake purchased $50,000 in food (and drinks!) for the lucky customers who were doing their shopping.
We’re glad our Canadian boy is spreading love and cash south of the border. But just hold on, you’re coming home soon — right Drake?