- Rap superstar raised £1.9million after correctly picking Super Bowl winner
- Drake celebrated after backing the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVIII
- He praised pop star and Kansas fan Taylor Swift after placing her huge bet.
Rap superstar Drake was rewarded with a huge seven-figure payout after backing the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl and slammed Taylor Swift before claiming his winnings.
The acclaimed musical artist is known for betting big money on big sporting events, with the UFC as his popular sponsor, and Sunday’s Super Bowl LVIII was another time Drake made a massive bet.
The Kansas City Chiefs clinched their second straight Super Bowl title and third in five years after beating the San Francisco 49ers in a chaotic overtime finale.
Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to the NFL’s biggest title, and Drake was just one of many bettors who cashed in on his record-breaking success.
Celebrating after the match, Drake filmed himself celebrating his wins after watching the action unfold from a glamorous apartment and revealed that he had made a big profit from Kansas City’s victory.
Drake correctly backed the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night
The rap superstar was rewarded a seven-figure sum after correctly predicting the Chiefs would win.
Drake claimed £1.86 million in winnings when Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers
The 37-year-old placed a £910,000 bet on the Chiefs to reign victorious and Mecole Hardman Jr.’s late touchdown put the A-list celebrity in the money.
As a result, Drake won £1.86 million and appeared to be in a celebrating mood, while the Super Bowl-winning stars headed to Las Vegas to celebrate their historic win.
Drake celebrated his big win by posting a video on his Instagram profile after the match.
Pop icon Taylor Swift celebrated Kansas’ Super Bowl success with teammate and Chiefs player Travis Kelce.
NFL fan and global pop star Taylor Swift, girlfriend of Kansas City star Travis Kelce, was in Las Vegas to watch the event and received a shout-out from Drake while putting her money on the line.
“I can’t bet against the Swifties (Taylor Swift fans),” Drake said when explaining why he had picked the Chiefs to beat the 49ers.
It is already the second consecutive year in which the Canadian has correctly guessed the winner of the Super Bowl.
Last year he won just over £500,000 when Kansas City beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Arizona.