A custom Drake version of Monopoly has been made to welcome the rapper back to his home city of Toronto during his ongoing tour.
The ‘Scorpion’ artist is currently on a North American tour – dubbed ‘Aubrey & The Three Migos’ partly in honour of his support act, Migos – which this week pulled up in his home town for three scheduled shows at the city’s Scotiabank Arena.
After postponing the first scheduled date on Monday (August 20), Drake’s first show of the tour in Toronto on Tuesday was greeted by the release of a one-off version of Monopoly – which featured his likeness and numerous references to his music career and the city he was born in.
The Scotiabank Arena were behind the customised game, which was gifted to Drake in celebration of his playing the venue this week. Described as a “custom North Side Edition Monopoly board”, the special Monopoly set featured famous Toronto locations as spots on the board, a new set of gamepieces (including the OVO owl) and custom Monopoly money.
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A spokesperson for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. confirmed, however, that the Drake version of Monopoly would not be going on sale to the public.
“It is tradition that we gift artists that visit us and we try to always do so in a unique way,” says MLSE. “For obvious reasons we needed to do something big for Drake.”
The Scotiabank Arena has built up a reputation for gifting its high-profile guests elaborate presents, with the venue presenting Justin Bieber with a range of custom-made skateboards when he visited the city on his tour back in 2016.
Earlier this month, Drake covered the Michael Jackson song ‘Rock With You’ during a tour stop in Kansas.