Another factor has come into play ahead of Super Bowl LVIII — the dreaded “Drake Curse.”
The Canadian rapper is an avid sports fan who makes regular appearance at popular sporting events. Drake is also notorious for publicizing his six or seven-figure sports bets on his social media platforms. While there may not be an official tally out there (though knowing the internet, there probably might be), the consensus belief is that Drake usually hitches his wagon onto the losing horse.
On Saturday, the “Take Care” artist revealed his chosen horse for Sunday’s Super Bowl: the Kansas City Chiefs.
Drake Bet On The Kansas City Chiefs To Win Super Bowl LVIII
Drake revealed his bet slip worth $1.15 million backing the Chiefs on an Instagram post on early Saturday morning. The “Hotline Bling” rapper captioned the post with an homage to fellow Grammy-winning artist Taylor Swift.
“I can’t bet against the swifties,” the rapper wrote.
Drake 🤝 The Swifties
He just dropped $1.15M on the Chiefs ML to win the Super Bowl 😱
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) February 10, 2024
Swift has become a mainstay at Chiefs games for her ongoing relationship with Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce. But perhaps Swift would have persuaded Drake to go the other direction had she known about the “In My Feelings” artist’s sports betting track record.
Is The ‘Drake Curse’ Real? Checking In On Some Of The Rapper’s Past Bets
Drake may have harbored some resentment with the San Francisco 49ers after what happened during last year’s NFC Championship Game. The 5-time Grammy winner infamously placed an $850,000 bet on the 49ers to clinch a Super Bowl berth against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The memory of San Francisco getting demolished 31-7 after quarterback Brock Purdy hurt his elbow in the NFC title game is probably still fresh on Niners fans’ minds.
More recently, Drake lost a cool $400,000 in a bet backing one of the Paul brothers.
But in all fairness to Drake, he may perform better when the spotlights are on. He’s backed the Chiefs last year when they beat the Eagles at Super Bowl LVII. He also wagered money on the Los Angeles Rams when they toppled Joe Burrow and thttps://twitter.com/SOULbeautifulme/status/1619778323433017344he Cincinnati Bengals.
Perhaps Chiefs fans and the Swifties aren’t doomed after all.