Drake Will Name-Drop ‘Fortnite’ If They Give Him a “Hotline Bling” Emote
Drake turned a ton of heads when he engaged in a $5,000 Fortnite match with famed gamer Ninja last night (April 10). During the matchup, Ninja jokingly asked the 6 God to work the brand into some of his lyrics. Drizzy said he'd oblige, but only under one condition.
"It has to happen, it's just got to be the right way," Drake tells Ninja in a recording of their Twitch session yesterday. "Someone's going to do it. Someone's going to pull it off. I say when Epic gives me the emote—when Epic gives me the 'Hotline Bling' emote—I'll do it. Until then, I'm on strike."
"Hotline Bling" is a single from Drizzy's 2016 album, Views. The video for it features some infinitely gif-able shots of the Toronto rapper's deliberately silly dancing, and remains a somewhat iconic moment for the internet. Drizzy wants an emote—which is a motion or pose you can give a Fortnite character—created in that "Hotline Bling" image. The next move is up to Epic, which is the company that produces the popular game.
In related Drizzy news, the rapper recently dropped his new single "Nice For What" onto the world. It hasn't been too long, but it already looks like the track will be the latest addition to the rapper's expansive list of Billboard hits. Shout out to the 6 God.
Peep bits of Drizzy's conversation with Ninja below.
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