By Shannon Carlin
Drake is taking his title as “global ambassador” for the Toronto Raptors very, very seriously.
In a new commercial for the team, Drake goes hard for the the North. And though you never see the proud Canadian rapper, you can’t mistake Drizzy’s voice, which is making it clear, you don’t want to mess with Toronto.
With shots of Toronto’s skyline and the team making three-pointers, Drake says, “Some people would say we’re on the outside looking in. But from our perspective we’re on the outside looking within.”
After making it clear, the Raptors are not from the east side or the west side, and certainly not the south side, he says, “We are the North side… If that makes us outsiders, we’re in.”
Yesterday (April 17), Drake was sued by the estate of late jazz musician Jimmy Smith, who claim that Drake‘s 2013 song “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2” includes a sample from Smith’s 1982 song “Jimmy Smith Rap”, for which the rapper did not ask.
Drake has yet to respond to the allegations, he’s been too busy tweeting about his beloved Raptors. Very on brand.