The Reason That Drake University Convinced Drake To Drop By Its CampusBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Canadian platinum-selling rapper Drake has finally visited Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday. However, not a lot of people witnessed his visit, though.
Local news station WhoTV reported that Drake stopped by the empty Drake University campus at around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday on his way out of Des Moines. The rapper took to Instagram to document how he fulfilled his promise to visit the school.
The rapper posted a photo of himself posing atop the Drake University sign to his Instagram account. He even tagged the school in the caption. Drake also uploaded videos of him stopping by at the sorority houses for Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta.
One student was able to personally have a chat with the rapper, though. Ben Scott, a junior, was still awake after he went to Drake's concert at the Wells Fargo Arena. He lives across the street at Theta Chi fraternity.
"I think I was the only one that actually saw him and spoke to him which was phenomenal," he told KTLA. "I can't believe it happened. We just had a really brief conversation, 'Hey, do you think anyone is awake? What's going on?'"
TIME noted that students have been campaigning to get the rapper to visit their school since 2009. The "Bring Drake to Drake" campaign hype increased when school administrators noted that their city was listed as a stop on his Summer Sixteen tour.
Last Monday, the school tagged Drake on an Instagram post. The rapper replied with this comment, "I'mma pull up on ya," which led to students waiting for him to show up to no avail.
Chronicle added that Drake University was able to convince Drake to visit through persistence. Four months ago, the college got a much-coveted follow from the rapper's Instagram account.
Thalia Anguiano, the Student Government president, revealed how she met with administrators over the summer to plan how to get Drake's attention as well as to get the students involved. "If we show enough engagement, there might be a possibility of Drake stopping by campus," she told her classmates.