Drake May Have Dropped the 'Certified Lover Boy' Release Date on ESPN's 'SportsCenter'

Naturally, Kanye's already taken the cue

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 27, 2021

The notorious DR-Z saga continues.

Drake might have finally revealed the release date for his forthcoming (long-delayed) album Certified Lover Boy in a mysterious video aired on ESPN's SportsCenter. In the cryptic clip, someone holds up a sign that reads "CLB September 3" — so we might be finally getting the record as soon as next week.

Of course, Kanye West was probably most eager to see the news. After holding his extremely bizarre latest DONDA listening event last night (August 26), the rapper perpetuated the rumours that he wanted to release his also long-delayed album on the same day as Drake by switching the ever-changing listed release date for DONDA to match; its new placeholder date is likewise September 3.

The ancient longstanding feud between the two titans of hip-hop escalated last weekend when West doxxed Drake's Toronto address in response to a callout in Drizzy's verse on Trippie Redd's "Betrayal," which dropped last Friday (August 20).

However, in a SiriusXM interview on The Mike Muse Show this Wednesday (August 25), fellow rapper and recent author Rick Ross pretty much admitted that the beef was, well, beyond — it's all a publicity stunt.

"I understand the genius to both of these artists, and I understand this is nothing personal to them," Ross said on air, explaining that he'd been on the phone with Drake the night before. "This is them... two levels of creativity inspiring each other because they both are up right now."

Ross added: "Who didn't have Drake's address already? It's the only $100-million estate in Canada," before breaking into laughter.

The rivalry between the two heavyweights does seem to be over-the-top these days, and the timing of their respective album rollouts can't be ignored. But then again, they're also just pretty over-the-top in general, aren't they?

We'll have to wait and see what transpires on September 3.

You can watch Ross weigh in on the feud below.

Drake's OVO recently released a merch collaboration with the University of Toronto, and the artist casually revealed that he'd contracted COVID to explain his faded fade.

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