Drake has cheekily commemorated beating a chart record previously held by The Beatles with a new tattoo.
Last year, the God’s Plan rapper surpassed the British band’s record for the most songs simultaneously listed in America’s Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10, with seven tracks from his 2018 album Scorpion.
In October, Drake secured 12 tracks on the Hot 100’s Top 10 in a calendar year, surpassing The Beatles’ record of 11, and this June, he passed the Fab Four to claim the second-most Hot 100 Top 10s ever, following Madonna.
The Canadian star has already marked the record-breaking feat in his music, and it appears he has now also celebrated the achievement in a more permanent way.
New pictures posted of Drake on social media showed him with new body art on his left forearm, and the rapper’s official fan account @WordOnRd shared images with the caption, “Drake has a tattoo of himself in front of The Beatles on his arm.”
The black and white tattoo is inspired by the band’s famous 1969 Abbey Road album cover, which shows John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr walking in a line at a pedestrian crossing. In the tattoo, Drake has been added as a fifth figure, who is seen standing in front of The Beatles and waving at them.
The tattoo had a mixed response on social media, with some Drake fans finding the new ink funny, and others commenting, “I love Drake but that’s so tacky and cocky lmfao (laughing my f**king a*s off) it’s not that deep,” and “Drake tats are like a college students laptop with stickers all over (sic).”
Drake had previously celebrated beating The Beatles’ record in his rap on Meek Mill’s track Going Bad, which featured the lyrics: “I got more slaps than The Beatles.”
His other tattoos include homages to Aaliyah, Sade, Lil Wayne, and Denzel Washington.
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