Drake Defends Pink Nails On Instagram: 'The World Is Being Homophobic'

The rapper responded after his friend and rapper Lil Yachty commented on his appearance in a recent post.
Drake and Lil Yachty attend 21 Savage's Freaknik22: The Sequel at Underground Atlanta on October 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Drake and Lil Yachty attend 21 Savage's Freaknik22: The Sequel at Underground Atlanta on October 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Drake is defending sporting pink nails after his friend and fellow rapper Lil Yachty commented on his appearance on an Instagram post over the weekend.

In the post, the Nice For What rapper, who recently kicked off his Her Loss Tour alongside 21 Savage, shared candid behind-the-scenes snapshots from his show, in which he donned pink nails, totally keeping up with the surging Barbicore trend.

Not long after, Lil Yachty hopped under Drake’s post with a comment about the Grammy winner’s earrings writing, “Boy got them heavy hangers in his ear.”

“GET OUT MY COMMENTS YOU TOLD ME TO PAINT MY NAILS SO I STOP BITING THEM AND NOW THE WORLD IS BEING HOMOPHOBIC FOR THE 1st TIME SINCE RICH FLEX…which wasn’t that long ago now that I think about it,” Drake wrote in response, referencing his hit song with 21 Savage.

“Wait is the world homophobic? Smh,” the 36-year-old added.

To which Yachty, 25, replied: “woo-sah brother, [you’re] not supposed to have these episodes in public, it’s fine. They just don’t get u bro #UDIFFERENTAF.”

Drake’s social media exchange about his nails comes several months after he went viral over his delivery of lyrics on Rich Flex.

The viral moment birthed endless memes that poked fun at Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, after fans suggested that he was flirting with his lyrical pal with the words, “21, can you do somethin’ for me?”

After Drake first showed off his pre-tour pink nails in a separate Instagram post on Monday, fans shared mixed feelings over the crooner’s style choice.

The Degrassi alum joins other artists, including Kid Cudi and Machine Gun Kelly, who have been spotted rocking the trend.

Drake and Yachty have been vocal about their friendship in recent months, with the OVO Sound founder also appearing on the “Strike” rapper’s FUTUREMOOD A Moody Conversation.

In the roughly 30 minute interview, the pair dove into a variety of candid topics, with Drake at one point admitting that he’s been mulling over “a graceful exit” from the music industry.

“I think I’m at the point now where I just wanna, like — I feel like maybe we talked about this the other day, but I feel like I’m kind of introducing the concept in my mind of a graceful exit,” Drake told Yachty as the duo relaxed on the beach.

Drake and 21 Savage’s It’s All a Blur Tour, which is set to wrap up in October, marks the Canadian rapper’s first concert trek across North America since the Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour in 2018.


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