Memes have become an integral part of the global culture in the 21st century. If there is anything we have learned so far, it is that no one is safe from meme creators. Canadian rapper, Drake, can agree as he has been a muse for a lot of meme creators. The Drake meme has been rocking the internet for a while. Every album cover, awkward face made while sitting while watching a game, screenshot from a music video, and even simple actions like checking his phone in a club, have become a great source of inspiration for meme ideas.
Drake himself even acknowledged that he is every meme maker’s top priority during an interview with Instagram in 2016.
“I have become the most ‘memed’ person, asides from the Michael Jordan crying face,” Drake said. “I love that I’m the guy that doesn’t take himself too seriously. I like laughing even if it’s at my expense. It doesn’t feel like it’s necessarily malicious or hurtful stuff. I’m conscious of it.”
He added: “I enjoy it more than watching television. It brings joy to my life. I hope it brings joy to other people’s lives.”
So, do not worry about hurting the sensational Canadian rapper’s feelings. This piece will focus on the Drake memes and the top 10 best of them so far.
What is the Drake meme?
The Drake meme is an image, video and text of Aubrey Drake Graham popularly known as Drake. Drake is a popular rapper and singer and he has been credited for popularising singing and R&B sensibilities in hip-hop. According to Michael Arceneaux, a contributor to publications like Ebony and The Atlantic, Drake’s ‘memeability’ basically comes down to his image of nerdiness.
“I like Drake, but it’s just so easy to make fun of him,” Michael explained in an interview with Vice. “I make jokes about him being soft and being sensitive, like the Sade of rap or whatever, but I like him.
“I kinda like that he’s not so much like everybody else. Other rappers, like DMX, are far more emotional, but Drake is this kind of soft and kind of corny, goofy dude.”
A comedian, Desus, added in another interview with the same publication that Drake did not just become meme-worthy, he, instead, took advantage of the fact that he was already basically a walking viral marketing campaign for the idea of softness.
“I think Drake will ultimately go down as the GOAT [greatest of all time] rapper of social media. He started as an easy target for memes, realised the social value of being a piece of content, and started creating situations/photos that he knew social media would devour.
“The lint rolling at the Raptors game? Genius. Almost a week later and he’s still getting talked about on Twitter/Tumblr/Sportscenter/etc. He realised there’s LEVELS to this shit b and he’s utilizing it to the full extent.”
Top 10 Drake memes
10. That careful guy
Drake gives off nerd vibes despite being one of the hottest rappers on the globe right now. It has nothing with his attitude but more to do with his looks. This Drake meme looks like the rapper is the careful type. He is not reckless and will obey the law wherever he goes.
9. The bookworm
Another nerdy Drake at play here, only nerds can relate to this one. Nerds are mostly known for being unstylish, unattractive or socially awkward. They are also known for being knowledgeable in various subjects, especially unpopular ones. Being unstylish, unattractive and socially awkward does not seem like Drake’s style but you would not it in the image above.
8. What a relief
This Drake meme was inspired by the rapper’s 2016 hit song, “Hotline Bling”. Letting out a fart you have been holding in for a while is one of the greatest reliefs of all time. This is, especially, true when you are with a love interest. You want to be on your best behaviour and letting out a smelly fart will not help your cause.
7. Stop yelling!
Schools are noisy places. It is annoying when you get to school and people are already yelling. You want to break someone’s head to get a little peace, especially if you have a headache from not sleeping well the previous night. This Drake meme perfectly captures the dark mood.
6. Wear a hand muffin!
Yeah, don’t do that. Drake’s expression in this meme perfectly captures what it feels like to take food out of a microwave without a hand muffin. The burn is just a taste of what hell fire feels like.
5. That’s my son!
Every child wants to make their mother proud. Hearing their mother scream their pride in public is one of the greatest feelings in the world. You cannot help but flash all 32 teeth like Drake did in this meme. Hope you are making your mom proud.
4. Aww… baby
This Drake meme of the rapper smiling up at a dude will make you laugh out loud. But really, this is how a smitten girl looks when her man acknowledges her in public. Ladies, am I right or am I right?
3. In the name of love
The things we do for love, including breaking the law to make our beloved happy. This Drake meme captures this situation hilariously. His facial expression suggests he is not a hardened thug, but a scared guy who is only robbing a store for the sake of his woman. What foolish thing have you done for love?
2. Calling shotgun gone wrong
Calling shotgun means you get the privilege to sit in the passenger seat in front, next to the driver. Not getting what you want will leave you feeling like Drake in this hilarious meme.
1. The hot sauce
This Drake meme began to trend last year after an Instagram model threatened to sue the rapper for pouring hot sauce into a used condom. According to the model, she met Drake on Instagram and they both planned to hook up. After a romantic evening, the rapper invited her to his hotel room where they had sex.
Drake reportedly wore a condom during the exercise and when they were done, he disposed of the used condom in the bathroom. The model went into the bathroom, took the trashed condom and poured the content into her private part. She screamed and Drake ran into the bathroom and he was said to have stated that he added hot sauce to the condom to kill the sperm.
The report went viral on social media and the “hot sauce” Drake meme began to circulate on all the platforms. Meanwhile, Drake has since denied the allegations.
Drake meme template
The Drake meme template refers to a Drake Hotline Bling Meme. It is a two-panel meme template that originates from the music video of Drake’s song, “Hotline Bling.” The meme template is often used to make reaction memes about the things people like or do not like.
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