When it comes to Drake, showing love for his favorite singer Aaliyah has never been a thing of shame or secrecy. In fact, the rapper has numerously expressed his undying love for the late singer. But now fans are learning that Aaliyah not only left in indelible mark on Drake’s music and heart, she also left a mark on his skin. Recently released photos show that Drake has tattooed Aaliyah’s image on his body in honor of the singer.
Released courtesy HipHopSince1978.com, the photo shows a large tattoo of Aaliyah’s head on the right side of Drake’s back, as he plays tennis with a few friends. Last year, Drake famously wrote a love letter to Aaliyah, saying she embodied his ideal woman and that he hoped to meet her in the after life.
“I’ve never lost a parent, a friend, or a lover but I will never forget this day for the rest of my life. I remember getting the news that you had passed and it connected with my heart like a clean shot from Muhammad Ali. I was crushed. Not only was I one of your biggest fans but I was truly in love with you. I loved the way you carried yourself, the way you dressed, the confidence with which you addressed passion and relationships in your music. I said to myself that even if we never met, I wanted a woman in my life just like you. I am pained that we will never get to connect now that music ended up being my career path. But you should know, we all listen to you everyday and we remain inspired and moved by all that you’ve given the world. I hope I make the right life choices so I can end up in heaven where I know you rest your head. I’ll continue to make music in your honor until the day we finally meet. Dinner’s on me!” wrote Drake.
The news comes just days after a Los Angeles Drake superfan got the rapper’s name tattooed in large font on her forehead, which both intrigued and disgusted Drake.
“I want to meet her and understand what happened,” said a shocked Drake, during a recent radio interview. “That’s cool, though. I feel you a 100 percent. That, to me, is like
However, Drake wasn’t so happy about the tattoo artist’s decision to ink the woman’s forehead.
“The guy who tatted is a f—ing –shole though, I will tell you that. I don’t f— with that guy. F— you to that tat artist by the way. And you should lose your job and should never do tattoos again and I don’t f— with you. And if I ever see you, I’m
a f— you up.”
Well, perhaps when they do meet, Drake and his superfan can compare notes about their extreme love for their favorite artists. We’re sure it’ll make for good coffee talk. Anyway, Drizzy Drake isn’t the only artist who’s put some eye catching ink on their skin. Check out our list of some of the most eye-popping celebrity tattoos below. – nicholas robinson