12 Things Drake Fans Are Tired Of Hearing

by Marenah Dobin

It is actually really tough being a Drake fan. While we get to enjoy the songs, and the music videos, and the really weird products, there is so much negativity to deal with. Everyone is always coming for our boy. From calling him a "soft rapper" to criticizing his many sports allegiances to hating on him for expressing his emotions every now and then, there is quite a bit to defend. I spend more time than I should ever admit defending Drake's honor like my life depends on it. It's at the point when being a Drake fan is almost like having a second job.

Well, maybe it's not that extensive, but hopefully you're picking up what I'm laying down. And now we are stuck in a rut where haters have run out of original criticism. Drake fans hear the same jokes in a cycle over and over again. And you know what? We're so over it. There are plenty of things that Drake fans are just tired of hearing. As much as we love Drake, there are plenty of comments that we are sick of hearing about the rapper. Like what? Here are some examples.

Drake is so emotional

There are so many memes about Drake crying every day or how his music encourages you to reconnect with your ex. Even as a fan, I've laughed at most of them, but no one has all of the feelings all of the time. Drake is just a guy who isn't afraid to express how he feels. He's an artist who makes songs that appeal to the masses and we have all connected with Drake lyrics at some point in time.

Blue Ivy looks like Drake

When the Nothing Was the Same album cover came out, plenty of people were asking "Why is Blue Ivy Carter on the cover of Drake's new album?" Actually, it was just an image of baby Drake, but the comparisons continued and memes were made. But then again, pretty much everything Drake does incites meme creation.

What's Drake's real name?

I do not get why this question is still being asked. A simple Google search clears up this mystery. Nevertheless, if you are an OG fan/former Degrassi: The Next Generation viewer, you know that his given name is Aubrey Graham and that Drake is actually his middle name.

Drake is a bandwagon sports fan

Everyone makes fun of Drake for wearing random jerseys for teams in just about every sport. And, yes, I kind of get why people might find this annoying, but Drake doesn't actually claim to be a superfan of all these teams. He even addressed these bandwagon allegations in a July 2014 interview with Complex:

Well, first of all, I'd like to say that despite what everyone on the Internet thinks, I do not team jump. In the past I’ve always supported the player and not the institution — unless we're talking about the Kentucky Wildcats and the Toronto Raptors; I will never stray from them. But whether it comes to soccer or football or basketball, I have a lot of friends that play for a lot of teams. I’m not team jumping. I’m a supportive friend.

What is OVO and why is Drake always talking about it?

OVO stands for October's Very Own. Drake was born in October so the acronym is a reference to himself. Aside from the literal meaning, OVO Sound is Drake's record label that he founded with Noah "40" Shebib and Oliver El-Khatib. Now that Drake is signing other artists like Majid Jordan and Party Next Door, you should expect to hear even more OVO shout outs on the radio.

How could Drake "Start From The Bottom" if he was on Degrassi?

Many want to know how Drake could possibly have "Started from the Bottom," as his big hit says, when he was a successful television actor in Canada. First of all, he was not even a part of the music world with his previous endeavors. Second, he had to endure a lot of criticism and preconceived notions to be taken seriously. Finally, it's not fair to assume that just because someone appears to have it better that they do not have problems or that these problems are insignificant. Drake hustled just as hard as anyone else to get where he is. Sorry that he didn't take a decade to hit it big. His quick success doesn't take away from the hard work he has put in.

Does he hate Chris Brown?

Drake and Chris Brown two seemed to start off on good terms musically. Then Rihanna came into the mix and this somehow led to Drake and Chris Brown throwing bottles at the club. Passive aggressive and just plain aggressive things were said on social media. Then the two did a skit together when Drake hosted the ESPY Awards in 2014. And soon after, they were both featured on the Nicki Minaj single "Only." These two are very up and down, so the reason this question is frustrating is because it will never be answered.

Drake Has Thick Eyebrows

Well, yeah. I'm pretty sure this is something that can be recognized by all of us with vision, yet it is always called out for some reason. Plus, eyebrows are so make it or break it when it comes to personal appearance. Can you imagine Drake with less eyebrow action? I know I can't. Those thick brows are enviable. Chris Brown even "called Drake out" for his brows on the song "I Don't Like:" "Them eyebrows, man, them sh--s is yikes / OVO, you overdosed, screamin' YOLO no, I live twice."

Is Drake's Music Real Hip Hop?

For some reason everyone makes fun of Drake for being a "nice guy" in comparison to other rappers as if that takes away from his credibility as an artist. That makes no sense to me. Drake's music isn't all sappy love songs. He has plenty of tracks that are not about love where he goes hard against his critics. Just because Drake does not try to play up some sort of persona that isn't true to himself, it does not mean that he is any less of a rapper.

Drake Is Lil Wayne's Sidekick

Drake is no one's sidekick. Drake is just very loyal to Lil Wayne for signing him to Young Money, promoting him, featuring him in songs, and helping him grow as an artist. Just because Drake came into the game later and continues to display his allegiance, it does not mean that he is the Robin To Weezy's Batman. They are different artists who are equals.

Why Did He React To Nicki Minaj's Lap Dance Like That?

No matter how Drake responded to Nicki Minaj's lap dance in the "Anaconda" music video, people would have had something to say. He looked pretty indifferent to having one of the hottest women in the world all up on him, but how else was he supposed to act? If he was too enthusiastic, people would have made fun of him too. And it's not like it was real life. He was playing a role (albeit as himself) in a music video. And we all know how much of a visionary Nicki Minaj is — I bet Drake reacted exactly as she instructed him to.

Drake Is So Easy To Make Fun Of

Well, obviously. This list wouldn't exist if people didn't make fun of Drake all the time. Yes, he may be easy to make fun of, but he is the first to admit that. Drake is in on all of the jokes and has been laughing all the way to the bank.

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