Drake loses R9.4m on Barcelona bet. Image via Instagram @champagnepapi.

‘The Drake Curse’: Rapper loses R9.4m on Barcelona bet

Tweeps believe that Barcelona fell victim to the ‘Drake curse’ as the rapper lost a total of R9.4 million in a bet backing the Spanish club.


Drake loses R9.4m on Barcelona bet. Image via Instagram @champagnepapi.

Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham reportedly lost R9.4 million (£533 000) after betting on Barcelona to win El Clasico against Real Madrid and Arsenal to beat Leeds.


Drake placed a R9.4 million (£533 000) backing Barcelona to win against Real Madrid in Sunday’s (16 October) El Clasico. The rapper also backed Arsenal to emerge victorious from their Premier League clash with Leeds. 

If all went as planned, Drake could have walked away with R44.2 million (£2.5 million). Real Madrid picked up a 3-1 win at the Bernabeu.

Barcelona and Real Madrid were both unbeaten in LaLiga, prior to the bet. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s men who came out on top as they raced into a two-goal lead through Karim Benzema and Fede Valverde.

So, Tweeps believe Barcelona fell victim to the “Drake curse”. This comes after Barcelona switched the usual Spotify logo on their shirts with Drake’s OVO owl logo for Sunday’s El Clasico. This was after the rapper became the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams on Spotify.

Drake loses R9.4m on Barcelona bet. Image via Instagram @champagnepapi.

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According to The Mirror, The “Drake Curse” has become a meme in the last few years because of the immediate downfall of athletes and sports teams after having some interaction with the Find Your Love hitmaker.

The “interaction” sometimes involves the rapper posing for a photo with an athlete or donning the shirt of a sports team before their upcoming game and the person or team losing soon after.

This first started when Paul Pogba posed for a photo with the rapper in 2019. About four days later, Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves.

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