We knew Drake could act and rap, but… play video games? Drake showed he’s a triple threat when he jumped on Twitch last night to play “Fortnite” with pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins — setting viewing records in the process.
The “God’s Plan” rapper spent more than 45 minutes playing the uber-popular shooting game, and racked up 630,000 concurrent viewers on the streaming platform. That easily surpassed the previous Twitch record of 388,000 for a single-player stream.
Drizzy gamed under the username “TheBoyDuddus,” which was a bit of a downer for “Degrassi” fans hoping he used a “Jimmy Brooks” alias online. He said he’d been playing “Fortnite” for a few months, in between recording his new album. Drake also said he’s recently given up eating meat, while also saying he’s pro-pineapple-on-pizza.
Drake wasn’t the only star gamer on Wednesday night, however. Travis Scott, aka “cactus_jackk92,” and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster jumped in on the action as well. Fans seemed to dig when Drake “revived” Scott, which seems like something a friendly gamer would do.
Drake reviving Travis Scott in Fortnite is the definition of friendship. pic.twitter.com/iyRL1qZz00
— TRAVIS SCOTT FANPAGE (@YamzInTheTrap) March 15, 2018
Ninja ended the stream saying it was “pretty lit man, about as lit as it can get.” If you’re interested in watching other people play video games, you can check out some highlights below, or catch the Twitch stream.
Here’s what Smith-Schuster had to say:
In the same week I met and recruited LeBron to the Steelers and played Fortnite with Drake, Ninja, and Travis Scott.
What a time to be alive
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 15, 2018