News: Drake Shows Off His Ink Jobs, Aaliyah Tattoo Confirmed
Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 8:51PM
A few weeks after speculation stirred behind Drake's alleged tattoo of late singer Aaliyah, a new photo now shows off his numerous ink jobs.
In the new photo, Drizzy is shown with not only an Aaliyah tat but two birds.
Drake may have the flimsiest hand in Hip-Hop, yet the rapper keeps a firm grip as he flexes in this new gym shot. The Young Money superstar has been working up a sweat as he prepares to take his 'Club Paradise' tour on the road, sharing his progress with fans on picture platform, Instagram. Kudos on the svelte physique, but those tattoo's (Aaliyah one included). No. (That Grape Juice)
In late December, a blurry shot allegedly of Drake rocking Aaliyah circulated online.
Drake is taking his love with Aailyah to a whole new level, even though you can't really see him, he is to the far right with the white headband. He is seen here with some friends, playing tennis with his shirt off, when someone snapped a shot of his back with Aaliyah's face on there with wings above her head. (Karen Civil)
In 2010, he penned an open letter in the singer's honor.
"I've never lost a parent, a friend, or a lover but I will never forget this day for the rest of my life. I remember getting the news that you had passed and it connected with my heart like a clean shot from Muhammad Ali. I was crushed. Not only was I one of your biggest fans but I was truly in love with you. I loved the way you carried yourself, the way you dressed, the confidence with which you addressed passion and relationships in your music. I said to myself that even if we never met, I wanted a woman in my life just like you. I am pained that we will never get to connect now that music ended up being my career path. But you should know, we all listen to you everyday and we remain inspired and moved by all that you've given the world. I hope I make the right life choices so I can end up in heaven where I know you rest your head. I'll continue to make music in your honor until the day we finally meet. Dinner's on me!" (Rap Radar)
Aaliyah passed away from a plane crash in August 2001.
A star in the R&B world before she was even out of her teens, Aaliyah's promising career was tragically cut short by her death in a plane crash at age 22. Even with only three albums under her belt, she'd already earned a place as a talented trendsetter among the R&B elite. Following a successful transition to a more mature image, Aaliyah played a major role in popularizing the stuttering, futuristic production style that consumed hip-hop and urban soul in the late '90s. (All Music)
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