Drake has just got himself a new job! Well, not that he really needed one anyway nor that he decided to quit being a rapper. You could say that he just wanted to contribute something to his hometown’s national basketball team, the Toronto Raptors.
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The 26-year-old Canadian rapper was signed on as the team’s “global ambassador” wherein his tasks include designing and launching the team’s clothing line, consulting on the redesign of the team’s appearance as part of its 20th anniversary in the 2014-2015 season, and hosting for the team at the 2016 NBA All-Star game.
“I have been expressing interest in this position… for a while now,” Drake told Toronto media Monday. He said that the job came in to light after he had a chat with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Lieweke, and General Manager Masai Ujiri. “I came into the venue one night and I guess was extremely outspoken about what I felt could change, as far as the building goes. That sparked a discussion and (we) sat down and decided we had the same visions,” he stated.
The announcement about Drake’s newfound relationship with the NBA team was made on Monday (Sept. 30) together with the 2016 NBA All-Star game reveal.
It is likely that Drizzy is following on the footsteps of fellow rappers like Jay-Z and Will Smith. Jay-Z rebranded the New Jersey Nets after debuting the team’s black-and-white uniforms while Smith owns a stake in the Philadelphia 76ers.
Drake admitted that his exact duties for the team are undefined though he is open to any role.
“I feel like I’m part of the franchise at the most exciting part of franchise history,” he said.