Drake curse selfies: Is the musician jinxed and bad luck?

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Like the tombs of ancient Egypt, old tales of witchcraft and those bad luck superstitions your Nan talks about, there's a new mystic curse of modern times - and it involves international, multi-award winning rapper, Drake.

Now, collaborations with Drake are like gold-dust. People are desperate to meet him and for those who get to work with him in the music industry, he guarantees success.

Unfortunately, that does not seem to extend to sport, where many athletes trying for a personal best should probably steer clear of the Canadian musician.

Why? Well, while Drake is undoubtedly very popular among sports-stars, for those who have taken a selfie with their musical idol, many have unwittingly become cursed.

Drake seems to be a massive jinx.

Don't believe us? Well, here's some actual proof!
Roma twitter.Twitter/AS Roma

The Italian football team, Roma are the latest to take the mysterious curse seriously, banning all of their players from having their pictures taken with Drake until the end of the season.

It comes after, PSG defender, Layvin Kurzawa became the latest victim of 'Drake Curse' following Paris Saint-Germain's shock 5-1 thrashing against Lille.

The full back joined a long list of sports stars that have gone on to lose their next game after getting a selfie with Drake.

Drake and Layvin KurzawaLayvin Kurzawa/Instagram
Drake met Paris Saint-Germain full back, Layvin Kurzawa, PSG went on to lose their next game 5-1
Man United

Everything was going so well for Manchester United with Ole Solskjaer at the wheel and then half the squad went to see Drake in concert...

Pogba and Drake.kidsuwaidi/Twitter
Is Drake responsible for Man United's dip in form?

After the gig at the Manchester Arena on March 11, Paul Pogba posed with Drake, while Man United team-mates Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard watched the concert from a box.

The team went on to lose to Wolves, twice and Barcelona.

Even Manchester City weren't spared the curse of Drake! Sergio Auguero took a selfie at the same concert, only to miss a penalty against Tottenham in the Champions League.

Aubameyang and Drake.Aubameyang/Instagram
Drake is another footballer who is a victim of the 'Drake Curse'

Have you noticed that Drake pulls the same face in all his pictures? Anyway, Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fell victim to the 'Drake Curse' after posing for a photo with the musician on 2 April.

The Gunners lost to Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park the following weekend and Aubameyang was benched.

Drake in Juventus shirt.Instagram/Champagnepapi
Drake wearing the Juventus away shirt, the Italian team went on to lose two European cup finals after this picture was taken

Other footballers have fallen foul of the 'Drake Curse', Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho had a picture with Drake before their 5-0 defeat at Bayern Munich while Juventus lost the Champions League final after Drake was pictured wearing their away shirt.

But the curse doesn't just affect footballers.

Serena Williams
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Serena Williams lost to underdog Roberta Vinci at the U.S Open while Drake was watching on from the crowd.

Many years before Serena Williams got married, there were rumours that Drake and the tennis star had dated.

Serena was even asked if the rapper was her lucky mascot because he used to turn up at her matches.

When Drizzy showed up to the U.S. Open and Serena shockingly lost to underdog Roberta Vinci, fans started the hashtag #BlameDrake. Awks.


However, it seems Drake knows that he's cursed.

Earlier this year, there were concerns he might influence the outcome of the Superbowl, so he took to his Instagram story to post a picture of himself with a caption that read;

"To everyone that believes in the Drake curse, good luck tomorrow" as he wore a jumper donning the logos of the four teams who were in the play-offs - Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and Rams.


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  • Comment number 9. Posted by U17635964

    8 hours ago
  • Comment number 8. Posted by U17606768

    12 hours ago
    So... if Drake is cursed, does that mean that if you listen to his music, you are going to get bad luck?!! Remind me never to listen to Drake's songs! 😲😲🎤🎤⚽⚽
  • Comment number 7. Posted by U17639375

    16 hours ago
    This is terrifying. Could this be in his songs too? I' m scared like you, CuteFluffyNarwhal. I'm lucky someone is scared like me. I thought I was the only one scared.
  • Comment number 6. Posted by CuteFluffyNarwhal

    16 Apr 2019 19:29
    scared now😮
  • Comment number 5. Posted by Supergirl Makayla123

    16 Apr 2019 19:14
    ha ha ha funny
  • Comment number 4. Posted by U17528845

    16 Apr 2019 19:01
    I love Drake
  • Comment number 3. Posted by CuteFluffyNarwhal

    16 Apr 2019 18:59
  • Comment number 2. Posted by Hope

    16 Apr 2019 18:38
    PS. #DrakeIsNotCursed #IsDrakeReallyCursed?
  • Comment number 1. Posted by Hope

    16 Apr 2019 18:37
    Oh no... IS Drake Okay?! 😯