Renowned rapper Drake surprised fans by sporting an unexpected pink manicure as he commenced his ‘It’s All A Blur’ tour alongside 21 Savage. The unique style statement not only sparked humorous exchanges with his friend and fellow rapper, Lil’ Yachty, but also prompted a conversation about homophobia.
Drake gave fans a glimpse of his new fashion statement this week via an Instagram post featuring his pink-painted nails, following the current Barbicore trend.
With a cryptic caption reading, “I don’t mind that we don’t talk. Rather be in your thoughts. Rather be on top of your list of ‘what ifs’ and not your list of ‘and what nots,'” the image stirred speculation among his followers.
When Lil Yachty commented on Drake’s impressive diamond earrings visible in the photo, Drake used the chance to humorously address the reaction his nails had generated. Despite some criticism, Drake defended his choice, arguing, “GET OUT MY COMMENTS YOU TOLD ME TO PAINT MY NAILS SO I STOP BITING THEM AND NOW THE WORLD IS BEING HOMOPHOBIC FOR THE 1st TIME SINCE RICH FLEX…which wasn’t that long ago now that I think about it. Wait, is the world homophobic? Smh.”
Lil Yachty responded with light-hearted reassurance, saying, “woo-sah brother, [you’re] not supposed to have these episodes in public, it’s fine. They just don’t get u bro #UDIFFERENTAF.”
Drake, now flaunting his pink manicure, is hitting the road with his collection of popular hits. He and 21 Savage launched their joint ‘It’s All a Blur’ Tour in Chicago on Wednesday. The tour’s first night included fan favorites like “Marvins Room,” “Headlines,” “The Motto,” “Started from the Bottom,” “Sicko Mode,” “Way 2 Sexy,” “God’s Plan,” “Nice for What,” “One Dance,” “Sticky,” and more.
Fans across North America can anticipate the tour touching down in various cities, including a special homecoming event for Drake in Toronto, Canada. The tour concludes on October 9 in Columbus, Ohio.
Drake’s bold fashion move aligns him with artists like Kid Cudi and Machine Gun Kelly, who have publicly displayed their painted nails, further challenging societal norms and redefining masculine style.