He’s the hottest name in rap right now with ‘The Box’ fending off all challengers at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; while his debut LP, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, is sitting pretty atop the album charts. In fact, it’s the longest running #1 debut rap album on the Billboard 200 since 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin, which turned 17 years old yesterday. Feel old yet? Currently touring North America, the 21-year old Compton rapper ran into some trouble crossing the Canadian border . . . That is until he got Drizzy on the line. “Called @Drake and bro he got me into Canada,” Roddy tweeted. Just like that, hey.
called @Drake and bro he got me into Canada 💪🏽
— Roddy Ricch (@RoddyRicch) February 5, 2020
It’s not the first time in recent memory that this has happened. DaBaby ran into similar trouble last year. He captioned an Instagram post: “Somebody call Drake & tell em they done had Baby hemmed up at Customs for 3 hours . . . We don’t wanna see our rap sheets we here for the #KirkTour.” Just days earlier, frequent collaborator and fellow grammy-nominated producer Jetsonmade (AKA Jetson made another 1), experienced the same difficulties until Canadian immigration officer/ Prime Minister/ travel agent/ rapper/ mogul Drake intervened. “they wasn’t tryna let me in Canada, hit Drake, & dipped in 10 minutes,” Jetsonmade tweeted.
they wasn’t tryna let me in Canada, hit Drake, & dipped in 10 minutes 😉
— jetson made another one✨ (@jetsonmade) December 7, 2019
Having made it across the border, Roddy Ricch’s victory lap of North America goes on, and although my uber rating is suffering in large-part thanks to ‘Balling’ and ‘The Box’, we’re hoping that it eventually rolls into a world tour. For now, it’s an added bonus that twitter is clapping Drake for his exploits as an advocate for rappers with Canadian border issues. Peep a few of our favourites below:
this mf @drake immigration for rappers or sum?
— you. (@culturalyuk) February 5, 2020
Drake really out here handling immigration for Canada 🇨🇦👀 pic.twitter.com/aPw61xh5b9
— HIP HOP UPDATES (@RapAccess) February 6, 2020
it’s hilarious imagining roddy calling the most famous canadian he knows when he has an issue at the border…
and it actually worked 😂
drake basically the prime minister of canada at this point https://t.co/POqZZtX5st
— Eric Skelton (@ericskelton) February 6, 2020