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Drake Ignores Lil Wayne’s Advice, Pays Homage To Aaliyah With New Tattoo
Back in 2010, Drake told MTV that his mentor Lil Wayne had advised him not to get a tattoo:
He told me something I never thought I’d hear him say, which was, ‘You’re the ultimate artist. You’re better than me. You don’t have the tattoos, you don’t cause any trouble. People like you.’ He was like, basically, ‘Look at me and look at you.’
‘Whatever, man, whatever you do, do not get no tattoos never in your life,’ ” Drake recalled Wayne telling him. ” ‘They gonna think you got it because you came around me.’ He said the same thing to me [during the Rikers visit]: ‘Don’t change yourself, please. You got it. I’ve never met a young dude that has it figured out, but you got it. Don’t mess it up. Just be you. Sing! Rap! Be you. Don’t stop smiling.’ That’s what he said.”
It now looks as if Drake has ignored his advice with a brand new tattoo of Aaliyah on his back:
He may be the ultimate fan.
This tattoo is an accompaniment to Drake’s OVO owl tattoo on his right shoulder blade:
I guess non-threatening tattoos never hurt anyone.