Drake Gets a New Tattoo, Plays Muse for W Magazine’s ‘Art’ Issue
The OVO leader is known for supporting fellow rappers worldwide including artists in the U.K.’s grime scene. MC Skepta went on his Instagram account and posted a photo of Drake’s new ink of “bbk” in lowercase, which represents his record label and Boy Better Know crew. “More than music. OVO BBK family for Life,” reads the caption.
He's referenced Skepta's lyrics in his songs, most notably on “Used To,” which appears on his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. So it looks like Drizzy wants to help bring more attention to his movement. Hopefully, their partnership will result in a new collabo.
Meanwhile, Drake decided to play muse for W Magazine's "Art" issue. In essence, the "Hotline Bling" rapper allowed four designers to create their interpretations of him using photos as their inspiration.
For the cover, famed artist KAWS splashes yellow, green, black and blue streaks over his face. Inside, artists like Katherine Bernhardt, Mark Flood, Nicole Wermers and Joe Bradley, who designed the IYRTITL album cover, display their artistic flavor over various Drake photos.
In the cover story, writer Lynn Hirschberg talks to the 6 God about his inspirations, singing in the shower and repping his hometown of Toronto.
"I plan to spend the rest of my life there," said Drake on why he still stays in the T-Dot. "The talk, the smell, the sound that comes out of that city is home to me. When I think about the girls I want to get romantic with, it’s a girl from Toronto who knows what I’m talking about when we drive around the city."
The W magazine's "Art" issue, featuring Drake on the cover, will hit newsstand next week.