Has the Drake curse already been activated?
Drake’s prowess in the music industry may be undeniable, but his track record as a sports prognosticator leaves much to be desired.
Across various disciplines, from soccer to college football to basketball, the Canadian musician has found himself on the losing end more often than not in recent years.
In the realm of soccer, Drake famously lost a staggering $1 million betting on Argentina’s defeat against France in the 2022 World Cup final. His misfortune continued into college football, where his support for Alabama in the 2018 national championship against Clemson resulted in disappointment, with the Crimson Tide suffering a crushing 44–16 loss.
Even in basketball, Drake couldn’t evade the sting of defeat, as evidenced by his $60,000 loss when the Cleveland Cavaliers triumphed over the Golden State Warriors in the iconic 2016 Finals.
While there have been occasional moments of redemption, such as correctly predicting the Denver Nuggets’ victory in the 2023 NBA title, Drake’s recent bet of $1.15 million on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers raised eyebrows among fans. His reasoning? “I can’t bet against the Swifties,” Drake declared, alluding to his loyalty to Taylor Swift’s fanbase.
However, many fans remain skeptical, with some already envisioning a Super Bowl victory for the 49ers and anticipating potential backlash from Swift’s supporters in the event of a Kansas City defeat. Chiefs fans, while acknowledging Drake’s allegiance, find solace in the fact that he’s just another fan, albeit with considerably deeper pockets.
As the anticipation builds for Super Bowl LVIII, the question looms: Can the Chiefs overcome the Drake curse? Only time will tell, as Sunday night promises to deliver the answer.