Today’s (December 18) World Cup final is at risk of being affected by the famous “Drake Curse” after the rapper bet $1 million (£823,000) on Argentina beating France.
The curse in question refers to the rapper’s long-standing reputation as a lucky charm after hanging out with sports stars or wearing his team’s jersey. In recent years, Manchester City have been kicked out of the Champions League after sparring with their player Sergio Agüero, and AS Roma have even “banned” their players from taking photos with him for shocking victories to avoid.
In 2019, many said that Drake took advantage of his “curse” after apparently making sure that the Philadelphia 76ers lost a decisive game against their beloved Toronto Raptors.
Before the World Cup final between Argentina and France, Drake shared proof that he had a $1 million bet that Argentina would win the match and the tournament, with a potential win of $2.75 million (2, 26 million pounds).
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FC Barcelona fell victim to the famous curse in October, after the rapper bet them to win their match against Real Madrid.
For the game, known as “El Clásico” in Spain, Barcelona wore a special kit dedicated to the rapper with his OVO owl as part of their sponsorship with Spotify.
On the other hand, the rapper has postponed his next concerts in New York for the second time, in a statement from the promoter in which he alleges “production delays beyond our control.”
The rapper had originally booked a solo show, to be held at the iconic Apollo Theatre, for Friday night, November 11. It was postponed until the previous Monday (7 November) so Drake could mourn the loss of rapper Migos Takeoff (death 1 November), and a second show was announced to accompany the news.
The new dates were set for Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December, but have been canceled to allow more time for the production of the shows.