What fans of pop culture everywhere might find amusing, meanwhile, is the eyebrow-raising fact that the noted Canadian rapper Drake, far and away the most ardent and conspicuous fan of fans following Taylor Swift, has bet a mammoth $1.15 million on the Kansas City Chiefs.
This bold bet was announced on Instagram, and it came just a few days before the mega spectacle of the Super Bowl, where the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will lock horns at the grand Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
This announcement has sent die-hard fans of hers into a tizzy, with the famous 'Drake Curse' - a thing whereby teams or players associated with Drake are dramatically left wounded, totally unexpectedly. This superstition has gained greater popularity over time, particularly since rapper Drake staked 1 million dollars on France in some major football competition, but they lost, which propelled sportsmen and fans to believe even more in such a curse.
A 37-year-old 'In My Feelings' rapper backing the Kansas City Chiefs, whose line-up includes the other half of Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, surely adds a bit of a story to this tale. The Super Bowl, thus, is a cultural event and has been added more wager and game with Drake's involvement.
Swifties Fear 'Drake Curse'
All in all, chatters on the social media platforms by Swifties, including the newly rebranded X (formerly known as Twitter), are just disillusionment and superstition mixed. Fans in every comment from playful to serious concern about the 'Drake Curse' echo their sentiment in the comments section.
Some even congratulated the 49ers ahead, knowing the Chiefs might likely lose because of Drake's support. Adding to the excitement, the "Lover" singer Taylor Swift is confirmed to be performing at her very first Super Bowl as she touches down in Los Angeles to prepare for the event.
This only added to the drama and increased the interest in the event. Drake's audacious bet ahead of the Super Bowl has brought the worlds of sports, music, and celebrity culture together in what is fast becoming a captivating storyline - tied into the mythical 'Drake Curse'
All eyes in the Super Bowl - where sport and pop culture meet like nowhere else. Whether this bet will break the curse or do quite the contrary is yet to be known. But this one thing can surely be said: the Super Bowl will have all eyes on it.