This Friday (Sept. 3), Drake will finally unleash his highly anticipated Certified Lover Boy album. There haven’t been many official hints from him directly about what is expected to be on the project, but the 6 God posted a photo on his Instagram today (Aug 30) early in the morning that is assumed to be the official cover art.
The photo shows a series of 12 pregnant women emojis, all varying in skin tone and hair color. As expected, fans immediately reacted. Most of the Twitter jokes had one thing in common: a reference to Nick Cannon. The basis of the reactions has to do with Nick Cannon being a father to seven children, with four of them being born this year.
“Thought this was a Nick Cannon photoshoot,” tweeted music journalist Trey Alston.
Another account @RappityRappers joined in and tweeted: “Drake’s CLB album is confirmed for September 3rd and yes this is the cover art not a Nick Cannon family portrait.”
On his Power 106 Los Angeles radio show back in July, Nick addressed the matter and stated he’s “having these kids on purpose.” “I don’t have no accident,” he continued. “Trust me there’s a lot of people that I could’ve gotten pregnant that I didn’t. The ones that got pregnant are the ones that were supposed to get pregnant.”
Drake previously spoke about his excitement for the album during Diddy’s dance-a-thon Instagram Live fundraiser last year. “This is the most excited I’ve been about an album in a long time,” Drake said to Diddy. “A lot of little stuff has been trickling out, but all the stuff on the album is fresh, it’s brand new and I’m excited. This is probably the most music I’ve ever been sitting on. I’m hyped.”
View the official Certified Lover Boy cover art posted by Drake along with more Twitter reactions below.
Is this a tribute to Nick Cannon? https://t.co/EUZzghTrNH— Moderna Thee Stallion (@CoreyPTownsend) August 30, 2021
saw that drake cover and thought nick cannon was dropping a new album— bukayo saka enthusiast (@nobitchniqqaz) August 30, 2021