It's not uncommon to see people posting screenshots on social media, usually from conversations with their parents or favourite celebrities, asking how many likes, comments, or retweets they need in order to get something. Sometimes that something is a new puppy or a prom date, but in this case, it's a pretty major promise. Drake promised a wedding performance to this couple if they get enough Instagram followers.
Nearly a week ago, an Instagram account with the handle @drake_wedding appeared with a single post — a screenshot with a conversation from Drake himself promising that he would perform at their wedding if they can get 1 million likes and 100,000 followers on the platform.
The photo was posted with the caption, "Guys! It would mean the world to me if you guys could help me achieve this goal! I made this account so I can surprise my fiancé! Story share this so more people can see! Thank you @champagnepapi for the opportunity! ⭕️ SCREEN RECORDING AVAILABLE ON MY STORY ⭕️ #DRAKE".
Because some people are skeptical about the validity of the screenshot (it's surprisingly easy to photoshop something like this, which is exactly why you see it being done so often), the person behind the account posted a screen recording of the conversation as well, hoping to make things look more legitimate.
The account has since surpassed its goal and is currently sitting at 240,000 followers and well over 1,000,000 likes. Since the enormous goal was met, the creator of the account, Jacob Hawk, snagged himself a spot on Kiss 92.5 where he spoke about the experience with local hosts Roz and Mocha.
Hawk said that he's been DMing Drake every day since the goal was met, although the rapper hasn't replied or even seen the messages yet. It's hard to say whether Champagne Papi will actually be making an appearance at the wedding or not, but I think we can all agree that this has taught us that internet clout is one hell of a drug.