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Upset Drake has become the perfect meme for faking disappointment

When you know you didn't *really* want to go to that baby shower...


Stacey Ritzen


Posted on Jun 14, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 10:36 am CDT

Drake has been a constant courtside presence during the NBA finals over the past couple of weeks between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors, and he has unsurprisingly once again become a meme. First of all, his perseverance seemed to pay off, as the Canadian singer-songwriter celebrated the Raptors becoming champions after clinching Game 6 in the best-of-seven playoff on Thursday night.

But despite the fact that Drake is like, a really huge Raptors fan, he was right there with everyone else when Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant suffered a gruesome injury this week, rupturing his Achilles tendon during Game 5 on Monday. His expression was caught for posterity and later went viral as Durant was subsequently escorted off of the court

Drake later took to Instagram to pen a tribute to Durant.

“Was tough for any of us to even enjoy that game tonight after seeing this transpire,” he wrote. “Praying for our brother. That’s my only concern tonight is your well being. ‘The game needs me’ is an understatement when it comes to 35. Please wish the best for this true warrior.”


Yet, Drake’s apparent sincerity notwithstanding, some people are questioning whether or not his initial reaction may have involved a few crocodile tears—as the “God’s Plan” singer is notorious for trash-talking and joking around with Durant when he comes to games.

Although the Warriors did go on to win Monday’s game, it could be argued that Durant’s injury ultimately cost them the championship. To that point, Drake’s expression has since become a meme for when you need to pretend to be shocked or disappointed when that very clearly is not the case, as you can see from some of the examples below.


A few people are also using the meme in earnest.


To be fair, “there’s food at home” is absolutely a valid reason for a Drake-style meltdown. Nobody wants leftovers!


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*First Published: Jun 14, 2019, 11:01 am CDT