Drake trolled for State Farm ad at Super Bowl LV, fans can't believe he 'delayed his album' for a commercial
The multiple award-winning rapper appeared alongside MVP quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers from Green Bay Packers, Patrick Mahomes from Kansas City Chiefs and Jake Stone from State Farm
Apart from the game, Super Bowl is all over the headlines for its Halftime performances and creative commercials, and the 55th edition was no different. We saw a range of new ads being aired during the Super Bowl LV. However, what took everyone by surprise was Drake’s appearance in the ‘State Farm’ commercial aired between the first quarter and second quarter of Super Bowl LV — between Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers — on Sunday, February 7.
Yes, the hip-hop icon, who is no stranger to acting on the small screen, was spotted in the ad and it soon became the talk of the town. The multiple award-winning rapper appeared alongside MVP quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers from Green Bay Packers, Patrick Mahomes from Kansas City Chiefs and Jake Stone from State Farm. Internet, like always, had a field day where they questioned the rapper’s decision-making skills and wondered if he did not drop his upcoming album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ due to this commercial.
What is Drake doing in a Super Bowl LV commercial?
The ad for the insurance giant features the trio of Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Jake sitting on a commercial set as they complain about how their stand-ins do not resemble them. Actor Paul Rudd then makes an appearance as Mohames’ stand-in while Drake makes a cameo in the ad as Jake's stand-in. Jake and Drake then struggle to try and coordinate, saying the State Farm slogan in unison with failed results. In the end, Jake reveals to Drake that he isn't supposed to speak, which the rapper humbly accepts while awkwardly munching on an apple from craft services.
Interestingly, the ‘God’s Plan’ hitmaker also did a Super Bowl ad in 2016 when he appeared in a commercial for T-Mobile.
Internet demands Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’
Drake, who has been teasing his new album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ for the last few months made an announcement in January 2021 that he had decided to delay the album due to a knee injury. Now when the Toronto native was spotted in the Super Bowl LV ad, a lot of social media users rushed to Twitter to ask about the album.
Drake is currently prepping his forthcoming album, 'Certified Lover Boy', after pushing back the release date once again last month. "I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery," Drake wrote in a post on his IG story on January 20. "I'm blessed to be back on my feet feeling great and focused on the album, but CLB won't be dropping in January. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you all in 2021."
One user stated, “You already know “Drake from State Farm” is gonna be a line in his next album.” Another shared, “Ok so at first I thought the best that State Farm commercial could do was have Paul Rudd stand in for Mahomes (knowing Rudd is a huge KC fan) but then was absolutely floored by the “Drake from State Farm” brilliance. Love it.” One user posted, “Drake filming State Farm ads but can’t drop an album.” The next one said, “I [email protected] to answer my calls whenever I call State Farm #SuperBowl.” Another individual said, “They put Drake in a State Farm commercial make that album appear bruh.” One said, “Drake said he can't release his album due to his injury but he can go and film a commercial for state farm lmfao!!” Another said, "Drake really delayed his album to make a State Farm commercial."
You already know “Drake from State Farm” is gonna be a line in his next album.— Dan Runcie (@RuncieDan) February 8, 2021
Ok so at first I thought the best that State Farm commercial could do was have Paul Rudd stand in for Mahomes (knowing Rudd is a huge KC fan) but then was absolutely floored by the “Drake from State Farm” brilliance. Love it.— Sydnee Conner (@sydneeeberly) February 8, 2021
Drake filming State Farm ads but can’t drop an album pic.twitter.com/reU6oASr7M— George Damaa (@George_Damaa) February 8, 2021
They put Drake in a State Farm commercial make that album appear bruh— CHUBBY CHASER 🍆💯😏 (@500wolff) February 8, 2021
Drake said he can't release his album due to his injury but he can go and film a commercial for state farm lmfao!!— Jacob (@JacobArgudo) February 8, 2021
Drake really delayed his album to make a State Farm commercial— 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒆 🌩 (@Three_Cone) February 8, 2021
Where to watch Super Bowl LV 2021?
This the third time a Super Bowl event is set to take place at Raymond James Stadium and the fifth time overall in Tampa. The stadium can hold 65,000 people and interestingly, the number can also be expanded to 75,000 spectators. However, due to Covid-19 protocols, it is being reported that the stadium will only allow 20% of the seating capacity.
The 2021 edition of the Super Bowl is up for broadcast on CBS. The viewers can also watch the game and the halftime performance on the CBS All Access app. It was first NBC that was originally scheduled to broadcast the 2021 game and CBS had the 2022 Super Bowl. However, the two networks decided to swap years in order for NBC to have both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in 2022. The 2021 Super Bowl kicked off at 6.30 pm ET.