Drake to drop 'Certified Lover Boy' on Friday, fans prep for Donda battle
It took fans no time to draw comparisons with Kanye
Drake took to Instagram to confirm that his new album 'Certified Lover Boy' will be out this Friday, September 3, 2021. And now, Drake fans, who had been waiting for a long time for his new album to drop, can openly argue about him being a better rapper than Kanye — especially following the release of Kanye's latest 'Donda' album. The two celebrity rappers are already engaged in an ongoing feud of sorts so it was only time before their fandoms got involved as well.
Writing to his 90.2 million followers, Drake shared a picture that showed emojis of a diverse range of 12 pregnant women, all holding their baby bumps. Making the announcement, he wrote, "CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3." It took no time for Champagne Papi’s latest post to go viral as the post got more than 478,282 likes in less than 30 minutes.
The album has been a long-awaited one among fans of the rapper. The LP will mark Drake’s first proper studio effort since 2018’s 'Scorpion'. And fans of the rapper are excited, to say the least. Even though not even one song is out, his fans are already hyping it up as the best album of the year.
"I’m getting album of the year vibes," one user wrote on Drake's Instagram post. Another wrote, "Let's goooo papa @champagnepapi ❤️❤️" Many wrote comments with only fire emojis. On Twitter as well, the news has gone viral. "THE GOAT HAS ARRIVED," one user wrote. Another fan of his wrote, "IM ON TOP OF THE WORLD"
THE GOAT HAS ARRIVED— Shotta (@ShottaOVO) August 30, 2021
IM ON TOP OF THE WORLD— lux＊ (@LuxIsRage) August 30, 2021
It took fans no time to compare him with Kanye. "drake will buy kanye’s album will most likely be 10x better," one wrote. To which another critiqued and predicted, "Cap it was decent I liked a few songs it’s not as good as Kanye made it to seem it was good but overhyped drakes will be better." Another wrote, "Kanye fans better be hoping this a some sort of hoax. Drake is a real gangster and Kanye is not safe." One more wrote, "Drake going to sell more units then Donda on day one Ong sheeeshhh "
Cap it was decent I liked a few songs it’s not as good as Kanye made it to seem it was good but overhyped drakes will be better— Okikok (@Okikok9) August 30, 2021
Kanye fans better be hoping this a some sort of hoax. Drake is a real gangster and Kanye is not safe— 𝙆𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙨🎒🃏 (@Cantguardbeard) August 30, 2021
Drake going to sell more units then Donda on day one Ong sheeeshhh👏🏼— ˜”*°•ᏦᏗᎩᏕᎩᏁ•°*”˜ (@HouseOfGod720) August 30, 2021
Some neutral fans couldn't believe their luck. "No way we got drake and Kanye albums within the space of a week," one wrote. Another said along similar lines, "We are fr getting kanye and drake back to back there’s no way lmaooo"
No way we got drake and Kanye albums within the space of a week💀😂— 🐐solocash🎲🧩 (@solocash714093) August 30, 2021
we are fr getting kanye and drake back to back there’s no way lmaooo— 💕6dogsforever (@pinkchxppa) August 30, 2021
And while many fans are clearly just looking forward to the album drop, there are those who are finding faults with the timings. "i love drake but he’s such a pussy for waiting on kanye to drop u know damn well he wouldn’t of dropped if kanye didn’t," one wrote with respect to Kanye's latest and tenth album 'Donda'. A fan wrote, "Kanye proved he can do Drake but drake could never do a Kanye #DONDA"
And finally, many listeners had a lot to say about his choice of picture. "They getting pregnant in the Emoji world now? 😂😂😭" one user wrote on his Instagram. Another user wrote on Twitter, "LEGGOO,, imagine if that's the cover". Many were surprised by it, with one user writing, "Bruh no way thats the album cover " Along similar lines, another fan wrote, "this better not be the cover art"
LEGGOO,, imagine if that's the cover😭😭— 🅺iz 🚀🚀 (@yokizle) August 30, 2021
Bruh no way thats the album cover 💀😂— OMAIIR AHMED (@omair_m) August 30, 2021
this better not be the cover art— John | Sad Pelicans Fan | Optimistic Saints Fan⚜️ (@WhoDatJohn09) August 30, 2021