10 Times Drake Compared Himself to Other Celebrities On 'Views'
As a former actor and one of pop culture's most meme-able figures, Drake's bars are proof he's up on current events. Sit through Views and the Toronto rapper's name-dropping spree is hard to miss. Below are 10 famous folks Drizzy gave a lyrical salute.
“MJ in every way, I just don't fade away" — "9"
Reference: Basketball legend Michael Jordan
"Like Mannie, like Stunna, man, shit is big time now" — "9"
Reference: Cash Money brethren Mannie Fresh and Birdman (a.k.a. Stunna and Baby)
"On some DMX shit/ I group DM my exes" — "U With Me?"
Reference: Rapper DMX
“More Immature than Marques Houston” — "U With Me?"
Reference: Singer Marques Houston, nickname Batman, from the '90s singing group Immature (a.k.a. IMX)
"You number one and I'm Eddie Murphy we tradin' places" — "Weston Road Flows"
Reference: Actor Eddie Murphy
"Creepin like Chilli without the Tender Love and Care" — "Weston Road Flows"
Reference: Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, one-third of the fly female trio TLC
"Got so many chains they call me Chaining Tatum" — "Controlla"
Reference: Actor/dancer Channing Tatum (see: Magic Mike)
"Girl let me rock, rock, rock, rock, rock your body/ Justin Timberlake and then I hit the highway" — "Controlla"
Reference: Singer Justin Timberlake
“I feel like Juelz Santana, leg hangin out the Phantom” — "Hype"
Reference: Rapper Juelz Santana of the hip-hop collective The Diplomats, which also included Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey, Cam'Ron
"And my wifey is a spice like I'm David Beckham" — "Views"
Reference: Former Spice Girl Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham and husband/soccer MVP David Beckham