Drake has sent the internet into a frenzy after posting a series of bizarre Instagram stories. The rapper was promoting his and 21 Savage's joint album Her Loss on social media. Netizens did not expect to see a certain anime clip on his official account.
The Hotline Bling rapper uploaded a screenshot of hentai on his Instagram story. For those unversed, hentai refers to explicit Japanese animated content. After they saw the hentai, netizens were stunned at the rapper's seemingly unique way of promoting his latest album, which has since been released.
One fan took to Twitter to say that the Canadian singer's account was "not even hacked," as they claimed that he posted the clip on his own.
Netizens left in splits following Drake's recent Instagram story
Internet users were quick to express their shock over what they saw on the singer's Instagram page. While many found the promotion tactic hilarious, some were pretty disturbed.
Several netizens jokingly called Drake a "man of culture." The phrase is predominantly used by anime fanatics or "weebs," as they call themselves online. The aforementioned phrase refers to a person who watches content that is highly regarded among the weeb community. The content, in this case, would be explicit anime.
Some users tweeted as they wondered why the rapper would post such content on his Instagram, while others shared memes about the incident.
This is not the only time Drake has made an explicit joke on his Instagram account. In a joint Instagram post with 21 Savage, the rapper created a fake Howard Stern Show interview. In the hoax interview, the Grammy-winner claimed that he has a "habit" of dating multiple women simultaneously, which would allow him to "make one woman."
Drake explained in the interview that he likes "two things from this girl, and then I like what this girl does for a living." He also added that he liked to watch the "highest tier of top givers… those are the real superstars of the world to me."
While promoting the duo's joint album, the 36-year-old rapper posted a fake Vogue cover and a Tiny Desk performance on his Instagram account.
Who is the woman on the Her Loss album cover?
As the album gained a soaring number of streamers, many were curious about the woman on the latest album's cover. Complex found that the mysterious woman was Qui Yasuka, who was shot by Houston-based photographer Paris Aden. The image features a close-up shot of the woman grinning into the camera, with jewelry on her teeth and colorful eyelashes.
Yasuka is reportedly a nail stylist and adult dancer. She was born in North Carolina and is of Japanese, Black, and Cherokee descent.
The album's cover image is reportedly three years old. Speaking about how Drake chose the specific photo, Aden said:
“Drake just saw the photo I guess, and they asked if they could use it for the album… I shot that s**t a long time ago. It was her profile pic and he probably fell in love with what he seen.”
The Her Loss album has a track list of 16 songs. Drake and 21 Savage were listed as its executive producers alongside the rappers' labels OVO and Slaughter Gang Entertainment.