Drake risks possible U.K.-Canada crisis with cheeky Beatles tattoo

The rapper’s new ink depicts him in front of The Beatles as they cross Abbey Road.

August 12, 2019
Drake risks possible U.K.-Canada crisis with cheeky Beatles tattoo Drake at the Cinerama Dome Theatre in Hollywood. June 4, 2019.   CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images

At the beginning of Meek Mill's "Going Bad," featured artist Drake raps: "Back home smoking legal / I got more slaps than The Beatles." These lyrics were written after Drake clocked 12 top 10 songs in 2018, surpassing the Fab Four's longstanding record.

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Now, it appears Drake has gotten a tattoo representing the milestone: according to Drake fan account @WordOnRoad, Drake's forearm is inked up with a picture of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road in the style of their famous album cover, with Drake in front of them waving to the group behind him. See a picture below:

Fans of The Beatles and even some more-humble-than-Drake Drake fans have bristled at the image. U.K. newspaper The Mirror has compiled a selection of responses to @WordOnRoad's tweet, and people are upset. "Let's see if people are still talking about Drake 50 years from now. I suspect not," one person writes. Well, by then we'll be in the throes of the climate crisis and Drake will be serving up water Immortan Joe-style to thirst-crazed Torontonians from his mansion, so I suspect in 50 years time, Drake will still be the talk of the wasteland.


Drake risks possible U.K.-Canada crisis with cheeky Beatles tattoo