Drake may be busy gearing up for the release of a new album at the top of 2017, but it looks like the “Fake Love” rapper is taking the remainder of 2016 to enjoy some rest before taking on a new project in the new year. Over the weekend, Drake was seen attending Jennifer Lopez’s “ALL I HAVE” concert while making a brief stop in Las Vegas before taking to Instagram to gush over the iconic songstress.
Earlier this year, J. Lo revealed that she would be taking up her first-ever Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s AXIS Theater with her “Jennifer Lopez: ALL I HAVE” live concert experience, which features everything from J. Lo’s chart-topping hits and famous dance numbers to “raw, personal moments” on stage. On Saturday, Drake took to Instagram to reveal that he was in attendance at Jennifer Lopez’s energetic show at Planet Hollywood before stopping to pose for a sweet selfie with the “Ain’t Your Mama” singer later that evening.
“Sure I’ll hold your diamond encrusted fitted while you catch this Vegas body #Jenny,” Drake wrote in the caption of his first Instagram post from J. Lo’s show alongside a photo of Lopez’s hot pink, jewel encrusted New York Yankees hat.
Following the end of J. Lo’s show, the duo stopped to pose for a quick selfie where Drake remained all smiles while leaning in next to Lopez, prompting the rapper to caption the shot with the message, “*heart-eyes emoji* <———– Lotta those.”https://www.instagram.com/p/BN36Fz_gVxN/?taken-by=jlo&hl=en
Jennifer Lopez also took to her personal Instagram account to show off her new selfie with Drake, revealing to fans in the caption of her photo, “Look who rolled up to my show tonight to say hi! @champagnepapi #lovehim #jlovegas #ALLIHAVE.”
While Drake may have had some time to stop by Jennifer Lopez’s show-stopping concert in Vegas, recent claims suggest that the rapper has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on his impending new album, More Life, which has reportedly been pushed back to an early 2017 release after heavy speculation regarding a last-minute 2016 drop date for the project.
Despite his record-breaking success with the release of Views in April, Drake previously announced that he would be dropping his next album before the end of December, even giving fans a preview of the upcoming project with the release of new singles such as “Sneakin’,” “Fake Love,” and “Two Birds, One Stone” in October. However, despite Drake’s confirmation of a December release date for his More Life project, Oliver El-Khatib recently revealed that the project has instead been pushed back until 2017.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, El-Khatib made the announcement during last night’s episode of OVO Sound Radio, where fans were already eagerly anticipating the surprise release of the album via the bi-weekly Apple Music radio segment. While no official release date has been set for Drake’s impending album, Oliver did note that fans could get their hands on More Life “at the top of 2017.”
Similarly, Drake took to Instagram to echo Oliver El-Khatib’s statement regarding the delayed release of More Life, revealing in the caption of his most recent video post that his ankle injury has finally healed and that he’s ready to get back to performing in the New Year.https://www.instagram.com/p/BN3GJDmDH0t/?taken-by=champagnepapi&hl=en
“Finally got to play today after recovering from the ankle injury,” Drake wrote alongside a black-and-white video of himself playing basketball with friends. “Happy to be back at 100 and ready for More Buckets More Shows and More Life 2017 *check mark emoji **flower emoji* @getfadedinc.”
What do you think of Drake and Jennifer Lopez’s selfie? Should the duo pair up for a new music collaboration?
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