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Drake keeps a giant portrait of Beyoncé in his recording studio

Forget the music. It's Beyoncé.


Danielle Ransom


Posted on Sep 8, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:02 pm CDT

A noted hard worker, media mogul, and rapper with unlimited prowess, Drake’s fans are accustomed to being treated with behind-the-scenes looks into the rapper’s life whether it’s shots of him in the studio, traveling, or performing. Earlier this week, fans got a little something more.

On Tuesday the rapper uploaded a shot of himself in the studio with labelmate Baka Not Nice working on new music. Baka, a longtime friend and former bodyguard of Drake who served 13 years in prison, was signed to Drake’s label OVO Sound in June. Instead of speculating on potential music that may be in the works, fans and followers were quick to point out a huge portrait of Queen B herself hanging on the left side of the wall.

Forget the music. It’s Beyoncé. The Queen herself is boasting a radiant, sunny smile as the musicians crowd around a desktop computer, and Drake appears to be mixing some audio.  


The three-time Grammy winner is always in the headlines for one thing or another, and his choice of interior artwork doesn’t disappoint. The last time Beyoncé and Drake made headlines together was for their collaborations “Mine” released in 2013 and “Girls Love Beyoncé” in 2014.


In his Grammy bio, Drake states: “I just want to be remembered as somebody who was himself, not a product.” You’re doing well, Champagne Papi.

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*First Published: Sep 8, 2017, 1:41 pm CDT