Don’t lie: you saw it. U.S. too. In the last 24 hours, the rapper Drake has been trending on Quickly, tweeters began to circulate the video, saluting the artist’s organ in the process, so much so that Drake’s name rose to the top of the trends during the day of February 6, in France in particular.
The same day, a content creator on the Kick platform named Adin Ross, with more than 7 million followers, streamed about the case and sent a voice message to Drake during the live stream, sharing: “Damn. You are lucky to know how to sing. You are lucky to know how to produce. You’re lucky to be you, you’re lucky to be number one. But you’re also lucky to have a f*cking missile.” The “Hotline Bling” singer would have responded immediately, live, with hilarious emojis, without denying or confirming that he was the person in the famous video.
While the story may make you laugh, it is necessary to remember to what extent the same situation, for a woman, would be devastating, even synonymous with the end of one’s career. We remember the leaks of Bella Thorne, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna in 2009, whose nudes quickly became an argument shaming for these artists, who did not hide their shock and shame in interviews afterwards. If Drake laughs at these leaks (which are not yet officially attributed to him), it is neither because he is proud of his attributes nor because he has more second degree than the women cited above, it is quite simply that he knows, like everyone else, that this affair will not do him any harm.
Rap codes, particularly in the United States but also here, cultivate this image of lover boy womanizer (in short, charos), as evidenced by the bras proudly displayed on the microphone of the American rapper during his shows. This “incident” is more of a matter of humor for Drake, as evidenced by the artist’s joke, who humorously shares wanting to use the vocals of streamer Adin Ross who congratulates him on the size of his “missile” as an intro to his next album. In short, you will have understood: a naked woman on the Internet is a scandal, a naked man on the Internet is a joke.