In case you're unaware, Drake is busy promoting his brand-new album, Certified Lover Boy, which drops September 3. And to celebrate, he recently shared its cover image, tagging the artist Damien Hirst.
As you can probably imagine, the internet has feelings on the matter. The image — of 12 pregnant women — has now gone viral, with everyone from Lil Nas X to The Daily Show offering their take.
Here's The Daily Show's version.
DAILY SHOW RETURNS SEPTEMBER 13
Here's Lil Nas X's, who pretended the art — of 12 pregnant emoji men — was for his new album, Montero.
“MONTERO” THE ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
The visual gag even extended to the sports world.
.@Drake are we doing this right? #CertifiedLoverBoy
Even a grilling company got in on the joke (?!?).
Hey @Drake, are we doing this right? #CertifiedLoverBoy
And so did a Taylor Swift fan account...
RED by Taylor Swift if it was released by Drake
AND a Katy Perry fan account...
Smile album if it was released by Drake
Other fans were straight-up on board with the whole thing, with one applauding Drake for "participating in his own joke."
The concept of Certified Lover Boy is one big cliche. Everything that Drake is doing that’s related to this album is purposefully corny, including the album title. I like that one of the biggest artists ever is participating in his own joke.