While the announcement on Saturday (Nov. 7) that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris secured enough electoral votes to secure the 2020 presidential election, the win was felt around the world. Americans took to the streets to celebrate the announcement, but people in other countries who had been paying close attention to the election the whole week made it a point to commemorate the historic moment.
Drake, who was born and raised in Canada, had been following the vote count, as he shared on his Instagram Stories earlier this week—and he made sure to send the president-elect and the vice-president elect a congratulatory message on their win.
The rapper took to his Instagram Story and shared a photo of Biden with a message, referencing the time he was pranked by Ashton Kutcher in the reboot of “Punk’d” in 2012. In the episode, the Grammy winner was led to believe that he was meeting the then-vice president but was instead met with an earthquake in a parking lot. Now that Biden is set to become the commander-in-chief, Drake is looking forward to having the opportunity to really meet him.
“When I got punk’d by @aplusk it was set up so I could meet this man as the VP,” the “Life Is Good” rapper captioned the post. “Now I look forward to ACTUALLY meeting him one day as the big dog.. welcome home Joey @joebiden.”
The rapper also honored Harris’ historical victory by simply sharing a throwback photo of her and tagging her Instagram name.
The Toronto-born rapper might not have much at stake in the United States presidential election, but he still has been paying close attention to it.
Earlier in the week, he shared a video of himself in bed watching the election results on the news, while he is at home resting following a knee operation he underwent earlier this month.
Drake watching the US election news while on bed rest from Knee operation pic.twitter.com/wI9wGWpTcj— Complex Ambition (@CmplxAmbition) November 4, 2020
Drake joins a long list of celebrities who have expressed their support for Biden and Harris upon hearing the news on Saturday. Barack Obama, Lebron James, Cardi B, and more celebrities took to social media to send the Democrats their best wishes now that they are White House-bound. The former vice president secured enough votes in Pennsylvania early Saturday morning and flipped the state to blue, which then led to the election being called in his favor.