Drake shows off new $185 million luxury plane, despite rapping about dangers of climate change
The 'Hotline Bling' singer has expressed concerns about environmental depradations in his songs, but it seems he is not that interested in a low carbon lifestyle
Drake is now the proud owner of a massive Boeing 767 cargo plane - something that doesn't quite go with some of his past song lyrics where he's rapping about the dangers of climate change.
On Friday, the rapper unveiled his new prized possession on his Instagram page with a video clip that flaunts the aircraft featuring his OVO owl symbol, alongside the moniker 'Air Drake.' OVO stands for the initials of Drake's company October's Very Own, and also for his record label, which is OVO sound.
The 32-year-old musician gave viewers both an outside look and a closer look into the interior of the plane, which is occupied by luxury gold and brown sofas set up against a background of gold walls. "No rental, no timeshare, no co-owners," he added proudly, showing off his new plane, but he also makes sure to pay homage to CargoJet's President and CEO Ajay Virmani, stating: "That guy made it happen right there, that's the man."
This elaborate unveiling of Drake's new plane comes right after it was announced that he had partnered with the Canadian company.
"We are very excited to partner with Drake as our ambassador and assisting him with his logistical needs and requirements," Virmani said in a statement. "We have had a lengthy relationship with Drake and this partnership has grown organically between both parties. Cargojet and Drake are both great Canadian successes, we are thrilled to be partnering together."
According to Airways magazine, the luxury plane should cost approximately $185 million, that of course, without the customization expenses.
But on a different note, the new plane does seem to go slightly against what the rapper has vocally spoken up about in his previous lyrics.
In his song 'Heat of the Moment,' Drake addresses the crisis of climate change, especially the melting of the ice caps; "And all the cops are still hangin' out at the doughnut shops, Talkin' 'bout how the weather's changin. The ice is meltin' as if the world is endin'", he raps in the song.
Even though the song is about his relationship with a woman, it did seem like he was also hinting at the impending doom that we would face with climate change.