Now that Drake’s album Scorpion is out and destroying all kinds of records, you probably forgot how the Toronto native broke the internet earlier in March by managing to get over 600,000 people to jump on Twitch—the streaming service that allows you to watch other people while they play video games—to participate in a game of Fortnite with the popular gamer and Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.
“Is he gonna buy my next line of Ninja merch?” Ninja asked, during a Fortnite session. “Or my Ninja headband? Probably not. I feel like Drake saw that I was up-and-coming in the gaming scene, and he thought it would be a perfect way to just tap into another source of viewers by playing with me.”
Then, however, Ninja softened a little, admitting that he’s still a Drake fan. “He also might have just wanted to game, I’m not sure. But he’s a genius dude. I’d love to buy it but then I’d feel like very ‘fanny,’ which I am, ha. So yes, I will be buying the jacket, basically what I’m trying to say.”
In April, Drake and Ninja joined forces again, where Drizzy promised he would give Ninja $5,000 if he won the match. Less than a minute later, Ninja secured the win.