Drake commemorates beating The Beatles’ record with new tattoo 

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…

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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Drake shows off giant new owl chest tattoo

Drake has showed off a giant new owl chest tattoo in a shirtless selfie.  The God’s Plan star is no stranger to body art and among his current collection of tattoos is an inking of a flower on his right shoulder, a portrait of singer Sade on his t…

Drake has showed off a giant new owl chest tattoo in a shirtless selfie.  

The God’s Plan star is no stranger to body art and among his current collection of tattoos is an inking of a flower on his right shoulder, a portrait of singer Sade on his torso, and a depiction of a lion on his left forearm.

Now, Drake has taken to his Instagram Stories to upload a mirror selfie in order to unveil the full owl design, which extends across his entire chest.

The Canadian rapper did not tag his tattoo artist in the snap, though he did later share a short video to his Instagram page showing him rapping along to a track from Smiley’s A Tape to Remember while standing in a swimming pool.

“Last week I had nothing…,” he captioned the clip, referring to a lyric in the song.

A number of fans took to social media to note that the tattoo looked pretty fresh, with one with follower writing on Twitter, “I didn’t know drake had an owl chest piece nice tho (sic),” while another added: “Dude drake I just want a clear view of the owl.”

While Drake is yet to share any other details about his brand new tattoo, an owl is perhaps an obvious choice considering that the bird is the symbol for OVO Sound, the Toronto-based label he founded alongside Oliver El-Khatib and Noah “40” Shebib in 2012.

Among Drake’s other tattoos is an etching of late star Aaliyah’s face on his back, a tribute to his friend Anthony “Fif” Soares, who was tragically killed in 2017, as well as a portrait of actor Denzel Washington in character as trumpet player Bleek Gilliam in Spike Lee’s 1990 movie Mo’ Better Blues. The tattoo was completed by artist Inal Bersekov, with the Oscar-winning actor praising the art during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon back in November 2017.

“Now you got me wondering where is that (on his body),” Denzel smiled. “That’s crazy. But I think he got some other people he admires.”

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Riverdale’s Ashleigh Murray refuses to play Disney’s first African princess Sade

Riverdale star Ashleigh Murray has rejected suggestions that she play Disney’s first African princess, Sade.Deadline recently reported that the studio is helming the story based on an original idea by screenwriters Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer,…

Riverdale star Ashleigh Murray has rejected suggestions that she play Disney’s first African princess, Sade.

Deadline recently reported that the studio is helming the story based on an original idea by screenwriters Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, while Nigerian-American director Rick Famuyiwa – responsible for The Wood, Brown Sugar and Dope – has been attached to produce the project.

Though delighted by the concept, Ashleigh, who plays Josie McCoy on the teen drama series, was adamant that she would not be accepting the titular role.

“People have tagged me in posts about this new project,” the U.S.-born actress posted on Twitter on Sunday (29Jul18). “It’s very sweet and honestly I would love to be a live-action Tiana (The Princess and the Frog character), but this princess deserves the African roots, African skin, and African voice that I could never give. #blackgirlmagic #disney #Sade.”

The fairytale feature follows a young African girl named Sade, who accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people against a mysterious evil force threatening her kingdom. Sade embarks on an adventure with the help of a prince, in which she embraces what makes her special to save the kingdom.

Sade will mark a first-time that an original Disney princess fairytale is led by a female African character, while 2009’s The Princess and the Frog featured the studio’s first black princess, Tiana, voiced by Dreamgirls actress Anika Noni Rose.

A director has yet to be named, but Scott Falconer will executive produce through the Verse production banner he shares with Famuyiwa, while Tendo Nagenda and Zoe Kent are overseeing the project for the studio.

Marvel’s Black Panther, grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide for Disney, breaking numerous box office records including the highest-grossing film by a black director, Ryan Coogler. It is the second-highest-grossing film of 2018 behind Avengers: Infinity War.

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Sade returns with new song for A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack

Reclusive soul icon Sade is returning to the spotlight with an original song for director Ava DuVernay’s fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time. The Smooth Operator star hasn’t released any fresh material since sharing a cover of Thin Lizzy’s Still in Love Wi…

Reclusive soul icon Sade is returning to the spotlight with an original song for director Ava DuVernay’s fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time.

The Smooth Operator star hasn’t released any fresh material since sharing a cover of Thin Lizzy’s Still in Love With You for her 2011 compilation album, The Ultimate Collection, but on Tuesday (20Feb18), DuVernay revealed she had managed to persuade Sade to return to the studio for her new Disney project.

“I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway,” Ava wrote on Twitter. “She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled ‘Flower of the Universe’. And it’s a dream come true.”

Pop star Sia has also contributed a new tune to the album. It was written especially for lead character Meg Murray, played onscreen by rising actress Storm Reid.

“Happy to share that WRINKLE IN TIME’s soundtrack also includes original music by none other than Sia,” Ava continued. “I remember being blown away by her SPEAKING VOICE ON THE PHONE. So when she shared the song she wrote for Meg, I was spellbound. It’s called ‘Magic’. And it is. Thank you, @Sia.”

The film will also boast songs from Beyonce’s protegees Chloe x Halle, Kehlani, and Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled, whose I Believe collaboration has been added to the soundtrack line-up.

After Demi expressed her excitement at the news, Ava responded by tweeting: “My hope was to gather dynamic women artists to craft a majestic soundtrack for Meg’s journey. Demi, thank you for ‘I BELIEVE.’ With our brother, @djkhaled, you made magic.”

A Wrinkle in Time, the big screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s popular children’s book, will star Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling, and feature a score by Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi.

The highly-anticipated movie and accompanying soundtrack will be released in early March (18).

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