It's good to be The King.
While Drake's fans clamour in record numbers to Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services for a listen to his latest album, More Life, it's worth considering LeBron James may have been living with Drizzy's new music for some months already.
The NBA superstar posted a cryptic comment on Twitter in late January, which many assumed was a thread to a comical back-and-forth with retired basketball legend Charles Barkley.
"Sometimes I gotta just make sure that i didn't lose you. Did I?!?! Did I?!?! Did I Lose You," wrote James. Turns out those lyrics are almost a word-for-word repeat of the chorus for "Lose You," which appears on Drizzy's new album.
Sometimes I gotta just make sure that i didn't lose you. Did I?!?! Did I?!?! Did I Lose You
- LeBron James (@KingJames) January 31, 2017
Drake and James' worlds collide regularly. The Canadian hip-hop star was appointed team ambassador to the NBA's Toronto Raptors in 2013, and he's a regular courtside at home games… especially when James' champion Cleveland Cavs roll into town. Did the IFPI's reigning Global Recording Artist of the Year flick the four-time NBA MVP a preview copy of his new set?
Yeah, it's good to be The King.