It's Giving

Drake’s new fit has the gays wondering something

It’s been nary a month since Drake got completely bodied by Kendrick Lamar in a series of era-defining diss tracks. But that hasn’t stopped Champagne Papi from being seen out and about—and sporting some kind of iconic fit.

In a recent Instagram post, Drake can be seen at some kind of children’s sporting event wearing the kind of clothes I honestly wish I had the body for. “Goats don’t worry about one trick ponies,” he writes—seemingly committed to viewing Kendrick Lamar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning artist, as some kind of flash-in-the-pan, one-hit wonder.

But inaccurate captions aside, it’s really all about the outfit. It’s giving trousers. It’s giving Charlie Chaplin levels of bagginess (complimentary.) It’s giving Gene Kelly realness. These pants are the perfect mix of preppiness and subversion, and I wish I owned them, frankly, but they probably cost upwards of 9 million dollars.

It’s reminding folks of one extraordinary fashion icon: the famously subversive, pants-wearing Katherine Hepburn.

Even though Drake has gotten more and more into the habit of letting his mouth write checks his a** can’t cash rap-wise, even his biggest detractors must admit that this outfit is the stuff of dreams. If Spencer Tracy was alive and saw Drake in this fit, he would turn into a Tex Avery cartoon.

“Maybe he’s a big fan of Cate Blanchett’s portrayal of her in the hit Scorsese biopic The Aviator?” One commenter floated. I mean, it’s possible: the outfits in that film were quite good, if nothing else was. “Bringing Up Secret Baby,” said another poster. But yet another commenter summed things up perfectly, stating: “That’s a Tár fit.”

Is Drake in his Tàr era of wearing great clothes and making terrible professional decisions? It’s possible. The Katherine Hepburn to Cate Blanchett pipeline is incredibly short, after all.

Whatever is happening with Drake at this moment, we can at least condone his fashion choices, if nothing else.

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