Drake has given us a tour of his massive mansion and the reactions are spot on
Just look at those ceilings
One particularly noticeable aspect of the quarantine is that we’re being given the chance to take a look inside the homes of many celebrities for the first time. Whether it’s Alesha Dixon being blasted when people mistook her garden for an actual park, or Justin Bieber’s rumoured home being memed, there’s something both painful and delightful about taking a peek inside the kind of homes that we could only ever dream of.
One particular celebrity to generously let us in through the front door is Drake, who gave us a full guided tour of his palatial home while donning a black Nike face mask. This is probably a first for music videos filmed from home during a pandemic:
As you can see from the guided tour, his house is undoubtedly very big and very fucking expensive. This was followed by a long and picture-heavy write up by Architectural Digest, who have given great guided tours of celeb homes on their YouTube channel, from Scott Disick to Nicole Scherzinger. In the article, Drake and his architect gush in depth on the particular stylistic and design choices that made The Embassy (yup, that’s the name) what it is.
Which, according to many, is a sprawling, ugly mess. With a property so outlandish, many have understandably taken to social media to express their opinion on his mansion, and it ain’t pretty. Here’s 17 of the best reactions:
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) April 8, 2020
Drake’s house looks like what I, a young sim interior designer, put together in Sims 2.
— Depressed Domme (@carissarho) April 8, 2020
— jess mori (@jessnmori) April 3, 2020
me reacting to drake’s house tour pic.twitter.com/VWb6euWc9R
— asia ☽ (@ovobloodline) April 3, 2020
“drake’s house mad ugly” pic.twitter.com/ovilno8TMX
— petty king (@dailyslander) April 8, 2020
Drake is dancing around the house in a Nike hijab……why does he even own one?
— Najma Sharif (@overdramatique) April 3, 2020
drake's house kind of looks like a mall so here it is with a dippin' dots in it pic.twitter.com/j6zaE8mUZM
— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) April 8, 2020
gonna use the pics of Drake’s house for my zoom meeting backgrounds
— TIA (@_tlg) April 8, 2020
Drake is living proper inside life. You see that house? I’d break in to steal and end up living there
— King Kaz.🌹 (@Unkle_K) April 3, 2020
Drake house is barbie tings
— Shannon Clermont (@ShannonJessie) April 3, 2020
drake showing us his big house like pic.twitter.com/azFGSwE86s
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) April 8, 2020
Drake’s house pic.twitter.com/4IQ6WQH1ys
— O’Neal (@onealagostinho) April 3, 2020
I know Drake stubs his toe weekly in that mall of a house.
— That Oxtail Nigga (@ThatDudeMCFLY) April 8, 2020
drake’s house looks like an endless lobby
— jules (@thecityofjules) April 8, 2020
— BOT REAPER (@BOTREAPER1) April 3, 2020
Drake's house look like the type of place that overcharges you for a bottle of Tito's Vodka before they let you in. pic.twitter.com/lKa58xhwIT
— Jian DeLeon (@jiandeleon) April 8, 2020
Drake drops Tootsie slide video:
19 year old: let’s all tik tok the dance moves
35 year old: look at his house, is that marble or laminate on the floor <Fires up B&Q website>
— Panjabi Hit Squad (@PanjabiHitSquad) April 3, 2020
Drake told Architectural Digest: “It’s overwhelming high luxury. That message is delivered through the size of the rooms and the materials and details of the floors and the ceilings. I wanted to make sure people can see the work I’ve put in over the years reflected from every vantage point.” Certainly overwhelming.
At the end of the day, you can think what you think about his choices, but you can’t deny that it’s certainly impressive, if not a little outlandish for the tastes of some. And he got a new TikTok trend out of it – that’s dollar signs in the eyes for any modern musician.