Drake is in a position to make nice with all the public figures he so chooses. Just last night, he was spotted partying it up with Usain Bolt at an exclusive event taking place at Tape nightclub in the Mayfair district of London. As you likely know, Drake in the midst of a multi-date concert run at London’s 02 Arena – highlighted by the surprise return of J Hus, whose guest appearance on stage coincided with his release from prison. The crowd was surprised, to say the least.
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Since then, Drake has continued to fulfill his concert-mandate, as recently as Tuesday night. After the concert, Drake was in such good spirits that he decided to keep the night going – destination: the aforementioned VIP experience at the Mayfair nightclub. This wasn’t just any club sighting, as the Canadian rapper was given free rein over the night’s itinerary. Tape’s own Instagram storyboard includes an array of visuals, one of Drake manning the turntable, others of him singing/rapping, as well as a short clip where Usain Bolt grabs the mic himself.
Drake’s love affair with Usain Bolt dates back to a song called “Juice” that he posted in December of 2009. “My flow is sitting right inside the pocket on my pants, I’m still fly, you can’t float,” he raps to begin the song, before leading into the forever enshrined nod to the Sprinting God. “Run this shit, Usain Bolt, I write your favorite records, are you saying ghost?
Since retiring as a sprinter, Bolt briefly campaigned as a soccer player in Australia’s first division. As of 2019, the “World’s Fastest Man” is enjoying his retirement in the VIP, including but not limited to Drake’s afterparty last night. Ashanti was seen whining up on Usain Bolt at a Carnival-themed event in Trinidad last month.