Young Money star Drake will have to cancel any club appearances or studio sessions come September 15th when he gets to coach a University of Kentucky alumni basketball game.
University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari broke the news this week.
“Our Alumni Game will also have 2 teams of former UK players, including current & former pros along with 6 members of the 1996 title team.,” he tweeted September 6th.
“We’ll have 2 coaches for the teams & tonight I’m letting the #BBN know first that @Drake will be back in @Rupp_Arena as one of the coaches.”
“Tickets can only be purchased at the Rupp Arena box office, online at http://Ticketmaster.com , at any Ticketmaster Outlet or at 1-800-745-3000.” (John Calipari’s Twitter)
Shortly after Coach C’s tweet, Drizzy also confirmed his presence at the mid-September game.
“Coaching at Kentucky Sept 15! #BBN #CoachCal,” he tweeted. (Drake’s Twitter)
Drake received his very own Wildcats championship ring from their NCAA Finals win earlier this summer.
The University of Kentucky basketball program apparently bestowed rapping legend Drake with a national championship ring. This may or may not be related to the artist performing after the “Big Blue Madness” ceremony held in 2009 when John Calipari was named head coach of the team. There’s probably little point in asking why, but it doesn’t take a genius to conclude that this has to be one of the dumbest gestures in recent memory. Drake? Really? Perhaps, perhaps, Tupac or Biggie if they were still with us, neither of which appeared on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” as a child. (The Big Lead)
The rapper has reportedly appeared at various Wildcats games in the past.
Drake just got his own UK ring, too–complete with a personalized “DRIZZY” inscription–from UK head coach John Calipari. He got it for…well, we’re not sure what for. Drake has been spotted at UK games in the past. And, he also performed at UK’s “Big Blue Madness” celebration a few years ago. But, outside of that, we’re not sure why the team felt the need to give him a ring. (Complex)