Drake Rents 70,000-Capacity Stadium, Has Dinner on 50-Yard Line to Celebrate Winning Artist of the Decade at 2021 Billboard Music Awards – Report
Drake has truly embraced the term "a celebration fit for a king." To celebrate his Artist of the Decade honor at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards last weekend, Champagne Papi rented out a stadium and threw himself a dinner party to celebrate.
On Sunday (May 23), Drake rented out the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif, where the 34-year-old singer hosted a dinner on the 50-yard line.
"He rented the entire stadium for the night," a source told E! Online. "The stadium has a gigantic banner with his name and 'Artist of the Decade.''
According to the media outlet, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Doja Cat, SZA and The Weeknd were expected to attend to Drake's festivities. Drake's 3-year-old son, Adonis, who also attended his first award show when hitting the Billboard Music Awards stage at his young age on Sunday night, accompanied his father at the event.
In an Instagram post shared to the rapper's IG account, showcasing a photo of himself along with a group of friends at the stadium, Drake explained how he got to this point in his career.
"Never show anger at slight," he wrote as the caption. "Tell nothing. Earn respect from everyone by deeds, not words. Respect the members of your blood family. Gambling is recreation, not a way to earn a living. Love your father, your mother, your sister, think harder about who you call your brothers and beware of loving any woman other than your wife."
The new stadium, which is meant to seat 70,000 people, was empty except for Drizzy's private event, but that didn't stop the rapper from partying hard. The lavish dinner included a light show.
"There are huge champagne towers and several bars set up throughout the stadium," the E! source described. "Drake also has cute album books featuring his favorite moments through his career set up around the stadium."
While Drake is steadily celebrating his victory, the rapper is also working on his forthcoming album, Certified Lover Boy. The LP is long overdue after the rhymer promised he would deliver the project at the top of the year. However, the album was stalled after the rapper injured his knee and required surgery. Drake is reportedly finishing up the LP, but no official release date has been announced. He teased a new song, reportedly titled "Fair Trade," in an Instagram video last week with producer 40 behind the boards.
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