Drake recently gave a speech at the Nike Maxim Awards where he took a handful of digs at New Balance, Tyga, and Kanye West.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Drake joked about New Balance during Nike Maxim Awards
Drake is many things, however, being a stand-up comedian may not be his forte.
The Boy took the stage at Nike headquarters on Thursday, September 8th as he hosted the Nike Maxim Awards. The event was held in Beaverton, Oregon.
However, it seems that his off-hand remark about the age of Nike did not receive the laughs that it deserved.
Drake told the crowd, “Nike is 50. Nike is so old she wears New Balance.”
The audience on the other hand reacted with groans and minimal response.
However, Drake was not deterred as he tried to make another joke.
He said, ‘I’ll have a drink very quickly.’
The 35-year-old rap star continued, “Nike turning 50 means LeBron is going to try and get you to play for the Lakers this year.”
Furthermore, he added, ‘This is the year you’re going to walk into a restaurant and see Nike drinking red wine with Jared Dudley and Carmelo Anthony.’
Additionally, Drake made a few lighthearted jokes about the supply chain issue at Nike.
Drake on Nike turning 50 this year: “Nike so old he wears New Balance.”
Video by harvestlouis on Instagram, taken during the Maxim Awards at Nike HQ in Oregon. pic.twitter.com/qxicIsF4p6
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Drake pokes fun at Tyga during his monologue
Drake dropped a few punchlines at several high profile names including Adidas and Kanye West during his speech at the Nike Maxim Awards.
However, fans were quick to note that he also took a swipe at Tyga during his speech.
The Canadian rapper quipped, ‘When you put things into perspective. Adidas has Kanye, I think.’
Moreover, the statement managed to draw laughter from the audience at the massive gala.
Despite this, continued Drake, ‘Nike, we have LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis [Antetokounmpo], Michael Jordan. The greatest creative mind of all time, Virgil Abloh, rest in peace. We have Cristiano Ronaldo.’
He went on to say, ‘We have Serena Williams. We have a Tiger [Woods]. And I’m pretty sure Reebok has Tyga, so we’re good.’
If you didn’t know, the One Dance hitmaker has an ongoing beef with Tyga. It dates back to an interview of the 32-year-old rapper in 2014.
The Taste singer said at the time, ‘I don’t like Drake as a person. It’s just fake to me.’
Furthermore, he added, ‘We were forced together and it was like we were forcing relationships together.’
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