Kentucky Wildcats Discuss Drake's NCAA Final Four Victory Visit

Wildcat player Andrew Harrison says "he just told us to stay confident, and it's on us now, just keep playing and don't be satisfied. So that was exciting for all of us."

Last night (April 5), the Kentucky Wildcats beat out the Wisconsin Badgers in a Final Four game decided by a late game-winning 3-pointer sunk by Freshman guard Aaron Harrison. Following their win, Toronto emcee Drake joined the team in the locker room to celebrate the victory and the team’s moving forward into the program’s ninth national title game.

"That's great,” Andrew Harrison, who passed the ball to twin brother Aaron for the game-winner, said of Drake’s support. “He just told us to stay confident, and it's on us now. Just keep playing and don't be satisfied, so that was exciting for all of us."

"It's a blessing to play for Kentucky because we have so many fans, and fans like Drake," another Freshman Wildcat, Dominique Hawkins said. "He told us to enjoy the moment and get what you want."

After addressing the team in the locker room, Drake was asked how long he’s been a fan of the team. “Always,” he said in stride.

Another Vine user posted footage of Drake shaking hands with and congratulating Wildcats players.

The rapper’s sports team allegiances also includes a close relationship with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and a position as team ambassador for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.

Last year, Drake was denied entry to the Miami Heat’s post-victory locker room celebration following the team’s NBA Finals win over the San Antonio Spurs. Following the game, Drake was filmed by an ESPN affiliate trying to gain access before being told that the locker room as a “media only” zone.

In another Kentucky Wildcats locker room celebration, rapper Jay Z incurred a $50,000 fine in 2011 on behalf of the New Jersey Nets for visiting players after clinching a Final Four appearance. Given his affiliation with the professional organization, Jay Z was technically barred from contacting collegiate athletes prior to draft eligibility. While no foul play was cited, the rapper’s interaction with team players was cause enough for the fine.

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18 Comments

  • shade45

    I agree with Young Guwop. Drake is a groupie ass dude. He's also a clown ass dude. He rides the fuck outta Kentucky's dick. When they're winning, he's there, when they're losing, he's nowhere in sight. Groupie ass nigga!

  • Anonymous

    groupie nigga was going for andrew wiggins b4

  • EndofStory

    Drake is a no talented Homo. End of Story.

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  • Young Guwop

    Drake just a groupie in the moment ass nigga. Whomever is hot at the moment. He latches on to them. That's female shit.

  • drake runs rap

    drake is a legend he is bigger than rap its self. When people think of rap and hiphop they only think of drake every other rapper in 2014 is irrelevent.

    • Anonymous

      if you repleace the word legend with bitch or female....he is the opposite of hip hop, he is r & b pop.....i get it, the only music you hear is what comes out your favorite radio station...its alright playa, if you want REAL HIP HOP turn that shit off and go buy Pharoahe Monchs new album April 15

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  • tha OG

    Drake is a bitch ass nigga!!

  • Anonymous

    When Drake stepped out onto the floor, the crowd went wild. When 50 Cent stepped out, people booed so they kicked him out.

  • Shrug Life

    Who do the lame rappers always jump on the bandwagon of a team you never heard them support before and join them in their locker room to give them "advice" on a sport they never played after the team worked hard for everything? Just trynna steal their moment. Like Drakes "advice" is gonna get them further than what their hard work has already gotten them. Wasn't Drake complaining when he couldn't get in the Heats locker room after they won the championship?

  • Anonymous

    rappers wanna be ballers, ballers wanna be rappers

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