How much money has Drake made from Odell Beckham Jr? Learn all there is to know about the Canadian rapper betting on the famous footballer.
Drake is widely considered to be one of the best rappers of all time. The Canadian rapper is the most streamed hip-hop artist of all time, and his discography of hits over the years has made him one of the most popular musicians of his generation. However, Drake is also famous for a hobby of his – betting on sports events. Out of the many sports events and sportsmen he has wagered on, the one he made on Odell Beckham Jr stands out the most.
The Toronto rapper took home $1.4 million after the 2022 Super Bowl, cashing In on Odell Beckham Jr.’s first quarter touchdown and the Los Angeles Rams’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Drizzy’s three bets were as follows: around $472,364 on the Rams to win outright (payout: $713,244); $393,636 on Beckham Jr. having more than 62.5 receiving yards (payout: $712,457); and $393,636 on OBJ to score at least one TD (payout: $846,288).
After getting a good chunk of money, Drake posted a poem dedicated to OBJ on his Instagram page. The Grammy Award-winning rapper wrote: “I wish I got my flowers when everything wasn’t rosey/How I’m supposed to smell em when everyone’s being nosy/Pictures of me victorious they making with Adobe make me thankful that a trophy was never what made me cozy.”
Drake added: “For now, I just want to feel something/After that I wanna heal something/And after that I wanna build something/But today I just fulfilled something @obj.” The post has since been deleted. OBJ, meanwhile, made a cameo appearance in Drake’s April 2020 music video, ‘Laugh Now, Cry Later. Though things might be difficult between the pair right now, the footballer and the rapper certainly shared better times.
Who else has Drake bet money on over the years?
From boxing to NFL, UFC to basketball, football to baseball and even Formula One, Drake has covered a substantial variety of sports with his wild Bitcoin stakes through crypto casino Stake – which he joined under the name DeepPockets6 in December 2021.
At times, Drake has raked in millions, but the rapper has also managed to pick up the reputation of bringing a curse down on those who he backs. The ‘Drake curse’ has fast become a phenomenon in sport, with numerous teams and athletes losing an upcoming sporting event after coming into contact with him.
The 36-year-old rapper most recently made headlines for his audacious £335,000 ($400,000) stake on Jake Paul knocking Tommy Fury out. Unfortunately for Drake, Brit Fury defeated American Paul via a split decision in Saudi Arabia, leaving the rapper’s pockets significantly less filled. Drake also put £837,000 ($1m) down on Argentina to win and would have stood to win more than £2.26m ($2.75m) had Lionel Messi’s side won in normal time. Although Argentina ultimately triumphed on penalties, a technicality saw Drake facing another substantial loss.
Drake has proved to have more luck when it comes to American football. Drake actually won just one of his seven bets – which he had coined as ‘psychotic’ before the iconic event began – but he did walk away with a huge £425,000 ($512,000) profit after scooping £1.2m ($1.5m) on a KC Chiefs win. Drake, who wagered a total of £801,000 ($965,000) on the bets celebrated on Instagram, posting a story of Mahomes and Travis Kelce celebrating, with the caption: ‘Pay that man his MONEYYYYYYY Eddie @Stake.’
Drake has also felt success in basketball, baseball and hockey, winning £610,000 ($730,600) last April thanks to the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks. While Drake did put his money on a lot of sportsmen, him and Odell Beckham Jr shared a special bond – before Odell took shots at Drake while dissing his 2022 release Her Loss with 21 Savage. In fact, the pair we’re even rumoured to be living together for a certain while.
Did Odell Beckham Jr and Drake live together?
In 2016, there was all sorts of chatter that Drake and Odell Beckham Jr. were living together even though they had plenty of money to have their own homes. The main source of this gossip was Beckham himself, who kept making it clear that his current residence was Drake’s Calabasas mansion. Seven years later, The Ravens receiver cleared up what went down.
“Well, I think people have a misunderstanding of that. He was actually on tour and I was living there. Everyone was like, ‘Oh, they’re roommates!’ That wasn’t really it,” Beckham Jr. told GQ. He went on to say that he and Drake are great friends, but there was just never an Odd Couple (or more) situation going on. In fact, the pair have even been sued together.