It was only a matter of time before Latin trap poster boy Bad Bunny linked with the Internet’s favorite living, breathing meme, otherwise known as Aubrey Drake Graham. With his potent baritone and wardrobe of wacky designer looks, the Puerto Rican rapper, born Benito Ocasio, has slowly commanded the attention of rap superstars in the U.S. market, including Timbaland, Future, Migos’ Quavo, and now the 6 God himself.
Late last night, Ocasio posted an Instagram video featuring none other than Champagne Papi. In the clip, Bad Bunny and Drake vibe to an unreleased pop-dancehall bop (Drizzy even mouths the words to some of the Spanish-language lyrics). The clip ends with BB asking Drake if he has a message for his “Latin babys” (yes, feel free to cringe). True to Spanish-girls-love-me-like-I’m-Aventura form, the Toronto rapper responds, “I’m on the way!”
Drizzy also posted an IG story with BB referring to the PR rapper as “El Mejor.”
Earlier in the evening, Bad Bunny and Drake convened for a dinner at Miami’s Komodo Restaurant with producers Mambo Kingz and, randomly, French Montana.
With three simultaneous Hot 100 hits under his belt, it was only a matter of time until Drake and El Conejo Malo joined forces for a collaboration. Drizzy’s grand design of global pop dominance has been clear for a minute now, from the dancehall-lite smash “One Dance” to his globetrotting adventures on More Life, which saw him collaborating with Afrobeats and grime heavyweights. Given this track record of collaborating with pop stars around the globe, it makes sense that Aubrey has his sights set on the flourishing trap en español movement (though of course, Drake has drawn plenty of criticism for poorly accrediting these collaborators in the past).
Only time will tell if this chill session yields an actual collaboration, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed, as the hip-hop and Latin trap worlds continue to collide.