Drake received a meaningful present while celebrating his 35th birthday this weekend. On Sunday (Oct. 24), the rap star took to Instagram to share a picture of a Rolls-Royce Phantom that his manager and DJ, Future The Prince, bought for him. However, Drizzy revealed in the post’s caption, the luxury car is the same one he used to rent for $5,000 per month just to “keep up appearances” while he was recording his breakout mixtape, So Far Gone.
“Back in 2007 we used to finesse this Rolls Royce Phantom rental to convince people in the city we were destined to make it,” Drake wrote. “I used to scrape together 5k a month somehow to keep up appearances.”
“We whipped this to Ottawa to see @belly and @cashxo and to Montreal for my first show ever. I used to pick up @ovoniko and roll every day or wait outside @nebzilla class for her,” he continued. “Park outside 15 Fort York while me and @ovo40 and @oliverelkhatib would be upstairs cooking what would eventually become So Far Gone.”
Drake added, “Even though I don’t recommend putting yourself in financial trouble for material things I realize now that this was just my way of extreme manifesting. I needed to see it and feel it and have it to believe that I could see and feel and have anything I wanted. Today in 2021 my brother @futuretheprince tracked down the exact car I use to stress over and gifted it to me… it’s mine now. Manifestation complete. Thank you for all the love and appreciation and gifts and texts and dm’s… more than just loved I feel truly appreciated and that is the only gift I ever needed.”
According to his other Instagram posts, Drizzy celebrated his birthday on Saturday night (Oct. 23) with a “Narcos”-themed party. Fellow celebs like J. Cole, Future, Offset, YG, French Montana and more helped the “Way 2 Sexy” rapper bring in his special day at Los Angeles’ Goya Studios.
See Drake’s post about his Rolls-Royce below.