Drake has shared a hand-written letter that he gave to his mother around 2006 that thanked her for “temporarily funding my music and wardrobe.”
Posting a screenshot of the letter to his Instagram account over the weekend, the letter reveals how the rapper used his mum’s credit card at the time to pay for “eBay charges”, but also how he intended to reimburse her for these costs.
“Def come a long way and it’s safe to say I most likely settled this debt #NothingWithoutMyMom #IProbablyBoughtSomeEvisuJeans”, Drake said in the accompanying caption to this post from memory lane.
If the letter indeed dates back to 2006, then it would’ve have been written in the same year that he dropped his debut mixtape, ‘Room for Improvement’.
See the letter below.
Drake has enjoyed great chart success with his most recent album, ‘Views’: he equalled Michael Jackson’s 1983 US chart record this month of having both a Number One single and album in the American charts for seven consecutive weeks, while in the UK he landed the longest-running Number One single since Wet Wet Wet’s 1994 cover of ‘Love Is All Around’.
Drake’s ‘One Dance’ has now been on top of the UK charts for 15 weeks, making it the the longest-running UK Number One single of the millennium. The record for the longest-running Number One in the UK is Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’, which topped for the charts for 16 consecutive weeks in 1991 – Drake could of course break that record this coming Friday (July 22).