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Who is Qui Yasuka? Mystery model on Drake and 21 Savage's 'Her Loss' album cover leaves fans wondering

Paris Aden, the photographer who took the pic three years ago, said the OVO team randomly contacted the model for permission to use the image
Drake and 21 Savage's new collab has Qui Yasuka on the cover (Kevin Winter and Roy Rochlin/Getty Images, Instagram/@parisaden)
Drake and 21 Savage's new collab has Qui Yasuka on the cover (Kevin Winter and Roy Rochlin/Getty Images, Instagram/@parisaden)

Rappers Drake and 21 Savage released the cover of their recent album 'Her Loss' weeks ago. The cover left fans with more questions than answers as it featured a close-up of a mysterious young woman with jewelry in her mouth and colorful eyelashes. 

The woman is a model named Qui Yasuka, also known as Suki Baby on her social media. The album cover was shared on Drake's official Instagram account, captioned 'Her Loss 🦉🔪 Front Cover', and left his fans wondering who the mystery woman was.


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Who is Qui Yasuka?

Qui Yasuka aka Suki Baby is a Houston-based professional adult dancer and nail stylist. The model, who was raised primarily in the US before migrating to Japan as a young adult, was born in North Carolina. She confessed she was once a promising 3D design artist in a series of tweets in August 2022. She said she began sketching and 3D designing in high school. In the same time frame, she also began doing nails, and she now has her own company.

Suki said in an interview with gtalks! that she has been deeply fascinated by grills and teeth jewelry ever since she was a teenager. She even researched teeth anatomy to better understand how the human mouth functions. She is currently more well-known for her modeling job, her work on OnlyFans, and her YouTube content. The model has approximately 77k followers on Instagram.


The cover picture was taken by the photographer Paris Aden, three years back. He said that the OVO team randomly contacted the model to ask permission to use the image for the album cover, as reported by Complex. “Drake just saw the photo I guess, and they asked if they could use it for the album,” Aden told the outlet. “I shot that s**t a long time ago. It was her profile pic and he probably fell in love with what he seen.”

"Thank u @princeofkeyss for getting me this camera way back in the day. Came in handy. Thank you @qui.yasuka for being so cool. I love u guys forever. Owls out #HerLoss #OVO," Aden wrote on Instagram.


Although Drake's exact reason for his choice remains unknown, many believe Suki's Houston connections may have played a role. Meanwhile, rapper Lil Yachty hinted on Instagram that he had found the photo and selected it for the cover. “I Chose This Cover Because This Photo Is So Raw… So Authentic.. Not Fabricated.. Suki Can And Will Only Be Suki,” he wrote in a post. “MY BROTHRRR @aristatalovich BROUGHT IT TO LIFE…. HER LOSS. F**K WHO AINT WIT US,” the rapper added.

'Her loss' is officially released on Friday, November 4. The album's 19 tracks include the song 'Jimmy Cooks' by Drake and 21 Savage as well as the last single from Drake's summer album, 'Honestly, Nevermind'. Travis Scott makes a cameo appearance on the lone feature on the album, 'Pussy & Millions'. Stream 'Her Loss' on Spotify and Apple Music.