The world watched on as President Obama made his farewell address to the nation last night in Chicago. Most of us were all choked up at the very thought of him leaving office, but if that alone didn’t bring you to tears, the Prez’s speech certainly did the trick – for celebrities too.
Rapper Drake felt the moment and wanted to thank Obama for his service. He even hit Instagram with what he must’ve thought was the perfect meme for the occasion. But the photo, a mashup of himself and Obama, didn’t get the best response.
“As a Canadian that calls America home for part of the year I will always carry your words and the memory of your time in office with me as inspiration. Big up yaself O,” he wrote alongside a meme that shows Obama with his own haircut and beard. Some called it disrespectful, others thought the Prez looked sexy AF, and some said it was Drake making the moment about himself. See some mixed reactions below:
Under the IG post, users wrote comments such as “I love Drake but this was awful..,” “Papi what is that???,” “Damn this isn’t right at all. No one respects you like they do Obama. And you’re full of yourself for this,” and more.
What’s your take on Drake’s Obama mashup?