drake says he’s a year away from getting a tattoo of céline dion

Considering the fact he got a tattoo of Sade a few months ago, we don’t think he’s joking.

by André-Naquian Wheeler and i-D Staff
22 May 2017, 7:30pm

Drake sure was in high spirits at the Billboard Music Awards last night. And for good reason: the rapper walked away with 13 awards — beating a record previously held by Adele, who won 12 awards back in 2012. From telling Vanessa Hudgens she was beautiful (during an acceptance speech) to calling Nicki Minaj the love of his life (during another acceptance speech), our favorite sadboy was on a compliment binge. But perhaps the highest praise Drake delivered last night was to Céline Dion. He expressed his serious love for his fellow Canadian artist — who performed a powerful rendition of "My Heart Will Go On" during the show — by telling her he was considering getting a tattoo in her likeness.

Meeting Dion backstage, Drake bowed and said, "It means the world, you're very iconic. We love you. I'm like a year away from a Céline tat."

He might not be kidding. Only a few months ago Drake inked a portrait of Sade on his ribcage after meeting her.

Before that, Drake got "BBK" — the name of the label UK grime rapper Skepta founded — tattooed on his shoulder blade. And before THAT, Drake and Rihanna got matching shark tattoos during one of their "on" periods, reportedly a reference to a special aquarium date the two went on.

Following his Vanessa Hudgens shout-out last night, Drake followed the actress on Instagram and liked a video of her dancing to his song "Passion Fruit." Who knows, maybe Hudgens will be the subject of Drake's next tat tribute?


Text André-Naquian Wheeler
Image via @champagnepapi

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