Drake wax figure joins Stormzy and Freddie Mercury at Madame Tussauds
A wax figure of Canadian rapper Drake was unveiled at Madame Tussauds London to stand alongside Stormzy, Freddie Mercury and Amy Winehouse in the attraction’s Impossible Festival Music Zone.
Wearing a camouflage t-shirt and cargo pants, the character is coordinated with the 36-year-old musician’s surprise performance at Wireless Festival in September 2021.
Drake was not part of the acts announced at London’s Crystal Palace Park festival before taking the stage with headliner, American rapper Future.
The pair performed a five-song set, including their collaboration’s live debut Way 2 Sexy, which hit number one on the US Billboard charts.
The wax figure also has a green parachute bomber jacket and white Nike Air Force 1 sneakers, as well as replica jewelry by Cartier and Van Cleef.
Tim Waters, General Manager of Madame Tussauds London, said: “Drake has shown his love for London on numerous occasions, his surprise performance at the Wireless Festival being just one example.
“There’s no denying that the Canadian rap superstar is a music icon, with countless awards and numerous nominations under her belt, including this year’s Brit Awards.
“We know our guests will be sure to look after Drake when he becomes warden at Madame Tussauds London.”
The song A Keeper is part of Drake’s seventh studio album Honestly, Nevermind, released in 2022, while Take Care is the name of his second album, released in 2011.
In 2019, the rapper revived Top Boy on Netflix because he was so upset that the London crime drama was scrapped after two seasons aired on Channel 4 from 2011 to 2013.
He served as executive producer for the streaming platform’s new incarnation, still set at the fictional Summerhouse estate in Hackney, for the two new series.
Netflix announced in March 2022 that the show, starring Ashley Walters, Micheal Ward and Kane Robinson, would conclude with a fifth and final season.
Drake is also an actor who first rose to fame in Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation and then appeared in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
In October 2022, Drake collaborated with London-born 21 Savage on the album Her Loss, for which the duo was nominated for Best International Group at the 2023 Brit Awards.
The album reached number one in the UK charts after four other albums, Certified Lover Boy, Dark Lane Demo Tapes, Views and Scorpion, took the top spot.
The Toronto-born rapper, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, has previously won two Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist in 2017 and 2019.
He also picked up his fifth Grammy for Best Rap Vocal Collaboration on Sunday for “Wait For You.”
The Drake figurine is on view at Madame Tussauds London from Friday February 10th.