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Rapper Drake receives personalized Kentucky championship ring

Jul 28, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT

Kentucky Championship ring

Rapper Drake, a self proclaimed “natural fan” of the Kentucky Wildcats, has received a 2012 UK national championship ring, which he flaunted on his Instagram page Friday.

The 23-year-old Drake, born Aubrey Graham, has said that he took an interest in the Wildcats during the 2009-10 season, which featured freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins.

“All of us really just bonded this year. I went to see a lot of the games last season. I’m also very close with Coach Cal, so I just showed my support. I took a lot of planes to see a lot of games,” he said back in October of 2010.

He has been spotted behind the Kentucky bench and attended UK’s Big Blue Madness before the start of the season.

So, with that in mind, Drake was given a championship ring with his nickname, “Drizzy,” etched into the side.

What’s the old saying?

“Rappers want to be ballplayers and ballplayers want to be rappers.”

(h/t John Clay)

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. captainqueef - Jul 28, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    So he’s a fan for three years, and he gets a customized championship ring? What a load of crap.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM

      Yeah…he’s a self proclaimed “natural fan.” All the way back to 2009-2010!

  2. imforbigblue - Jul 29, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    No this makes coach cal a marketing genius because what better way to get to these kids now of days then through Guys like drake Jay-Z and James duh. Why do you think UK has has 3 #1 classes and will get another one for 2013

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

      Keep the blinders on Blue.
      UMass? Stricken from the record books. Memphis? Stricken from the record books.
      Kentucky? Only a matter of time.
      After all…when the Mafia Don has his greasy little hands on something it will naturally come up dirty.

  3. themajorleagueblog - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Does this mean if I bandwagon something, there is a minuscule chance I’d get a ring. I guess I’m bandwagoning Princeton’s men’s rowing team. Hopefully, I’ll get a ring from that.

  4. raider2124 - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Maybe he can throw the ring and hit Tony Parker in the eye

  5. hdanger10 - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Please find the inevitable recruiting violations sooner rather than later. Rappers in the locker room, ‘bonding’ with the team. Where there is smoke there is fire!

  6. imforbigblue - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    No there’s not but there sure is a lot of hate lol

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