Rapper Drake has misplaced a $400,000 guess he had positioned on the battle between YouTube star Jake Paul and former Love Island UK contestant Tommy Fury.
The pair confronted off for his or her highly-anticipated boxing match on Sunday, February 26, in Saudi Arabia, with Fury in the end successful on factors.
Ahead of the match, Drake, actual identify Aubrey Graham, posted a screenshot on his Instagram web page of the guess he had placed on.
The since-deleted social media submit revealed that Drake, 36, was backing Paul, who he’s buddies with, and that he would have attained over $1.4 million if Paul had been victorious.
In a post-fight press convention, Paul was advised in regards to the enormous guess that Drake had positioned on him and joked that the wager had “cursed” him.
“F***! This is Drake’s fault!” he mentioned, per the Mail Online, including: “Drake, bro, why did you do this to me?”
Laughing, Paul continued: “No, it’s my fault. $400,000 is nothing to him—he has won a lot more money betting on me before. He’s probably about even now. Sorry Drake, I’ll get that [win] in the rematch.”
Drake’s betting historical past has sparked an avalanche of jokes and memes on-line previously, with many referring to his bets because the “Drake curse”—as whichever facet the rapper backs tends to lose.
The “curse” was damaged, nonetheless, in December 2022 when he positioned a $1 million guess on Argentina to win the World Cup, a feat they achieved in opposition to fellow finalists, France.
Paul, 26, and 23-year-old Fury, who welcomed his first little one, daughter Bambi, with associate Molly-Mae Hague in January, lastly confronted off on Sunday after months of backwards and forwards between the pair.
Prior to their match the duo had been scheduled to battle on plenty of events, however circumstances meant it had been canceled every time, resulting in their feud rising as they traded insults on social media.
Their feud dates again to 2021 and seems to have started after Paul disputed the viewing figures that world champion Tyson Fury posted about his youthful brother Tommy’s win in opposition to Scott Williams that yr.
Tyson had posted a screenshot that boasted Tommy’s “viewing figures” had been 1.9 million folks when others on the identical card had been barely getting 100,000 viewers.
Paul was fast to name out the figures and proved that it was faux, and was dared to battle Tommy by Tyson.
In May 2021, Paul then taunted Tommy by claiming that his associate Hague had despatched him a direct message on Instagram, claiming to be a “fan” of his movies and asking if he might present her round America if she came around.
Hague shortly claimed that it was faked and wrote on Twitter: “Times must be hard when you’re having to fake a DM… photoshop is scary.”
Paul and Tommy lastly got here face-to-face backstage at Paul’s bout in opposition to Tyron Woodley. He gained the battle whereas Tommy gained his bout in opposition to Anthony Taylor on the identical card earlier than they nearly got here to blows away from the ring.
The pair had been because of battle in December 2021 however Tommy withdrew, citing harm and sickness as the explanations for pulling out.
They had been then because of battle in a rearranged bout over the summer time of 2022, however this was canceled after Tommy was denied entry to the U.S. because of visa points.
Meanwhile, Drake has teased that he shall be embarking on a joint tour with 21 Savage later in 2023.
The two musicians collaborated on a joint album titled Her Loss, which was launched in November 2022 and boasted tracks akin to “Rich Flex,” “Privileged Rappers” and “Major Distribution.”
While on stage at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater in New York City again in January, Drake reportedly advised the viewers that he shall be occurring tour in the summertime of 2023.
During his Apollo Theater present, Drake introduced out 21 Savage, actual identify Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, and, in line with Variety, advised followers between songs: “We’re gonna be out on the road this summer.”