- Drake has made a prediction about the reception his upcoming album will receive and he is not optimistic
- In an online interaction with a fan, the rapper said he foresees a similar reception to the one his album Views got in 2016
- Drake thinks his new record Certified Lover Boy will initially be disliked by fans because it is "music to evolve to"
Drake thinks his fans are not going to immediately like the tracks on his upcoming album, Certified Lover Boy. The rapper was interacting with a fan online when he revealed his thoughts.
Drake said that he predicted his new work to have a similar reception to his 2016 album Views. The album was not an instant hit with fans and had many questioning Drake's intentions before coming around to the idea that the album was a natural step for him.
The fan interaction took place on an Instagram live, hosted by Drake's dad. Drake responded to a fan who wrote a comment saying, "Views be hitting different".
Drake then replied:
“They hated on Views just like they will CLB but it's music to evolve.”
As much as Drizzy thinks fans will hate on it initially, the album is highly anticipated and would cap off what has been an amazing year for the rapper.
Recently, Drake's song Laugh Now Cry Later topped the R&B/Hip Hop Chart and took over from Cardi B's anthem WAP. The artist was tied at 20 wins for the number 1 spot with legends of the music industry, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
The news takes Drake's total chart-topping songs in the category to 21, the highest number since the list was started as a definitive ranking of the genre in 1958.
In other big name news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on The Rock collaborating with Xbox to give kids in hospitals something to look forward to this holiday season.
The biggest guy in Hollywood has proven, once again, that he's got a heart to match. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is no stranger to a kind surprise or grand gesture, often filming the recipients of his gifts and sharing the footage with his Instagram followers.
His latest effort in his bid to transform into "Dwanta Claus" sees him partnering with Microsoft and Xbox. The star announced that he first got involved with the gaming console after Bill Gates included him in its initial launch 20 years ago.
This year, The Rock collaborated with Xbox on the latest edition of the gaming system, the Series X for a special version called THE ROCK XBOX Series X. Johnson's video showed the new console off but also revealed that they would be installed not in stores but children's hospitals across America.
The entertainer went on to say that the console was specifically intended to make 50 000 children going through chronic illnesses have a slightly easier time as they spend the holiday season in hospital. The Rock explained to his 200 million followers that he was launching the brand new Series X to the world, but that the special editions were for the kids who "show me and the world what real strength means".
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