If music were a school playground, Drake would be the kid sitting in the corner writing romantic love poems to his crush, endlessly teased by the bigger kids and never catching a break for being a generally sweet and sensitive guy. Drake is the Tina Belcher of rap: he's poetic, he's sensual, and he really seems to like butts. Sadly for Drake, he tends to get made fun of a lot for his romantic, somewhat emotional introspective lyrics, and for being "soft", i.e. a former teen actor-turned rapper. In the past, Drake has spoken out against his Revenge of the Nerds personal storyline in an effort to break away from his lonely-nice-guy image, but lately it seems he's turned a corner and started embracing his inner nerd.
In recent a display of unprecedented, completely shameless and unabashed nerdiness, Drake uploaded a picture of himself on Instagram that features him Photoshopped into a Harry Potter scene. The caption reads, “Me at Hogwarts scheming on Hermione. #DrakeOMalfoy #Can’tStandMuggles.” Let it be known: Drake reads Harry Potter (and he also, maybe has a lot of time on his hands). Let the memes begin.
It's great to see Drake really embrace his inner nerd and make a commitment to this thing. Hopefully, this is the first of many shameless nerd-outs to come from Drake. In celebration of Drake's coming into his full-fledged nerdiness, let's reflect on all the times Drake was a not-so-secret nerd:
The time he posted a picture of himself as Drake-O Malfoy:
The time he was really into cosplay...
The time he wrote a really sweet song about side pieces:
Side pieces need love too.
When he tweeted his love for strawberry margs:
Started from the straw-ber-ita...
When he was very concerned about lint...
And wanted to aggressively remove it at a basketball game.
Those times he was the proudest girlfriend:
When he said he didn't want any new friends...
and gave himself a bunch of new nicknames.
The time he did this:
Is that...air guitar?
When he looked like this in high school:
Bling Bling JJ always winz.