Drake Rolls Up to Sororities at Drake University in Iowa
Drake successfully pulled off a sneak-attack visit to Drake University last night (Oct. 4). The Toronto 6ix God was on a Summer Sixteen tour stop in Des Moines, Iowa earlier this week when he pulled up on Drake University. But this story is actually years in the making.
Drake U has been campaigning to get Drizzy to visit their namesake University since 2009. The college has even come up with their own hashtag, #BringDraketoDrake. Students have made videos and memes and the University's president even tweeted that he couldn't wait to show Drake around Drake. When Champagne Papi announced his Summer Sixteen Tour stops earlier this year and noted that Des Moines would be a stop, the social media team at Drake University put out a public invitation for the Grammy winning rapper to visit their campus when he was in town. A social media frenzy erupted when Drake (the rapper) answered Drake (the school) on Instagram, saying that he would "pull up" on the campus when they least excepted it.
TIME talked to the school's digital media strategist, Niki Smith, who told them “We’re embracing the silliness.”
But when Drake's performance in Des Moines came and went without Drizzy visiting the school, the co-eds were a little disappointed–that is until Drake pulled up incognito late night. Drake used his Instagram Story function for the first time to show in real time that he was in front of a few sorority houses on campus.
"Kappa Kappa Gamma, I'm outside of your sorority house right now and you're all asleep," teased the Views rapper in his IG story. "Kappa Alpha Theta, I'm waiting on you," he said in a second upload.
But by the time most of the student body realized that Drake was actually at their school, the 6ix God was already boarding his private jet to the next tour location. Drake did cop plenty of Drake University merch and used the jersey and varsity jacket as his performance outfit while in the city. After Aubrey murked the stage in Des Moines, he also promised his Mid-West fans on Instagram that he would be back during every tour in the future. Check out the Drake/Drake frenzy on social media below.
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