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  • Ascended Fanon: He goes with the rumors that him and Nicki Minaj are dating in one line in "Miss Me"("I love Nicki Minaj/I told her I’d admit it/I hope one day we get married just to say we fucking did it") and in her video "Moment 4 Life" they actually get married.
  • All-Star Cast: In both Thank Me Later and Take Care. He's had Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Aaliyah (posthumously!) and even Stevie Wonder. Nothing Was The Same is largely featureless and what little features there are are minimal, but still has Jay-Z, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz dropping verses.
  • Big Name Fan: Well-known as a diehard fan of the Kentucky Wildcats in NCAA basketball, despite having no personal connection to the school or the state.
  • Breakaway Pop Hit: "Forever" was originally from a 2009 documentary about LeBron James. However, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who knew this.
  • Colbert Bump: He's fond of hopping onto rising rappers' mixtape cuts and helping them go viral, like Migos ("Versace (Remix)") in 2013.
    • Gave a big one to Kendrick Lamar by giving him the "Buried Alive" interlude on Take Care. Most copies of the album even put the interlude on the same track as Drake's hit "Marvin's Room."
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    • And again for Nothing Was The Same, by including Jhene Aiko on "From Time" and Majiid Jordan on "Hold On (We're Going Home").
    • Drake also helped The Weeknd get exposure, featuring him on Take Care and providing guest verses on several of his mixtapes.
    • Possibly his biggest one yet: remixing ILoveMakonnen's "Tuesday" and getting it a Grammy nomination.
    • Sang the chorus of "Look Alive" by BlocBoy JB, making it hit the Billboard Top 40.
  • Content Leak: All of the songs from his debut studio album "Thank Me Later" got leaked within 2 weeks before it was officially released.
  • Creator Backlash: When he hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live he apologized for being the one who coined the term "YOLO" ("You Only Live Once"), saying "I didn't know your annoying friends and coworkers would use it so much."
  • Creator Couple: With the news that he admitted to dating Rihanna from sometime between 2009-2013, one or both of thier collaborations during this period ("What's My Name" from 2010 and "Take Care" from 2012) can fall into this trope.
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  • Follow the Leader: Following his dancehall pop hit "One Dance", tons of other artists have added a dancehall flavor to their music especially for radio singles.
  • History Repeats: If You're Reading This It's Too Late was the first new album of 2015 to sell over 1 million copies that year. Then, Views would be the first new album of 2016 to pass the same milestone note .
  • Invisible Advertising: For If You're Reading This, It's Too Late. Similar to Beyoncé's release of her Self-Titled Album in 2013, there was only speculation about any music releases in 2015 before the release. Rumor has it that the album/mixtape was released in order to weasel out of a 4 album contract with Young Money, hence the lack of advertising.
  • Name's the Same: It's like 09 in your basement and I'm in love with Nebby, but the Nebby that's being referred to is too big to fit in a bag.
  • Old Shame: He treated Degrassi as this for a while. His appearance on MTV's When I Was 17 made no mention of it whatsoever, despite the fact that that was what he was doing when he was 17. Although he's still friendly with some of the cast. He did eventually mention his time on Degrassi when he hosted Saturday Night Livenote , so he's at least now willing to admit he was on the show, though whether he did it on his own accord or if this is yet another example of Saturday Night Live using a guest host's past claim to fame for comedy.
    • Ultimately defied in his video "I'm Upset," which takes place in a 10-year-reunion in Degrassi, featuring numerous former cast members from the show.
  • Uncredited Role: He has employed ghostwriters in the past, something Meek Mill criticised him for in one of his diss tracks.
  • What Could Have Been: Before releasing Take Care, he was planning to release a mixtape titled It's Never Enough, which would've had him entirely singing than rapping.


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