Drake's Emotional Journey To Drake University

October 5, 2016

Rapper Drake knows a good joke when he sees one.

Students at Drake Universtiy in Des Moines, Iowa have been trying to get Drake to Drake since 2009.

The hype increased this spring, when Des Moines was listed as a stop on his Summer Sixteen tour. At that point, Drake University said, "We're embracing the silliness." And that they did with post after post trying to lure Drake to Drake.

This week, Drake University tagged him in an Instagram post, and Drake posted a comment, hinting he might be down to meet up. "I'mma pull up on ya," he wrote.

Like in The Great Pumpkin, students gathered in the central quad waiting for Drake, after hours of anticipation, they sadly left.

Then in the middle of the night, he showed up. In a Drake letterman's jacket.


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-Mike Draup

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