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Drake gives out stacks of cash on Christmas

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The Champagne Papi became the Christmas Papi for December 25.

Drake surprised random people on the streets of his Toronto hometown by handing out large stacks of 20-dollar bills on Christmas. The “Take Care” rapper was seen in a Twitter video giving out money as he rode in the back seat of a Mercedes Maybach.

“@Champagnepapi giving away racks for Christmas,” the video is captioned. “Legend of the city.”

As a woman held the money, she said, “Oh my God. This is crazy!” while a man with her responded, “Thank you, bro. I appreciate it, guys.”

The four-time Grammy winner enjoyed Christmas with his four-year-old son, Adonis. He posted an Instagram video of them having fun wrestling with another young boy, captioned “Merry Christmas From The Gang.” As the kids piled on top of Drake, he said with a laugh, “I’m gonna get up, I’m gonna out of this.”

2020 has been a special year for the Toronto MC, who won the Billboard Artist of the Decade award in May. He also dropped his long-awaited sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, in September, his first new project since Scorpion in 2018. CLB debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 613,000 units. It was the biggest week for an album in 2020 until Adele’s 30 sold 692,000 units the fourth week in November.

Certified Lover Boy also received 714 million on-demand audio streams in its first week. Only one album has ever scored a larger on-demand audio streaming week: Scorpion, with 746 million in 2018.

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