Drake Lip Sync to Taylor Swift in New Apple Music Ad, Becomes Best Rap Artist at AMA

Drake adds to the rumors about his love story with Taylor Swift participating in new Apple Music ad.

Drake and Taylor Swift know full well how to add to their popularity. Let’s at least remember the one-minute commercial featuring Taylor Swift rapping along to Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” that ended with Swift face-planting a treadmill.

Only one week after the commercial was out, Drake’s iTunes sales raised by 431%. Totally, people have watched the video 37 million times, and Swift’s tweet with the video has racked up 66,960 retweets and 119,000 likes.

The success allowed the Canadian hip-hop artist firmly into music’s mainstream. Drake is now the world’s fifth richest rapper.

Now, Drake gets a chance to pay his dues in his own Apple Music ad. The commercial starts with Drake having some troubles in the gym while lip-syncing to Swift’s “Bad Blood,” as famous rappers often do. At the end, a bench press fails to get air, leaving him sliding onto the floor in a neat homage to the original.

There have been rumors even before the commercial that Drake is dating Taylor Swift. This Apple Music ad is just adding to the speculation. Is the ad a start of one more love story? Only time will show.

Drake used to ignore award shows even when he had all chances to win. But this time, he set a record with 13 nominations and appeared at the American Music Awards. He won four awards as favorite rap/hip hop artist and favorite rap/hip hop album for his hugely successful “Views” record, which has dominated radio with singles like “Hotling Bling” and “One Dance.”

Traditionally, Drake expressed gratitude to his family and collaborators as well as to his hometown Toronto.

“For our genre, I just like to keep things exciting and keep making music, shout out to everybody that’s trying to do the same thing,” he said.

Drake unveiled that he is working on the new music, but also responded to some of the criticism he’s received from other rappers for his success, adding “so watch how you speak on my name.”

It is necessary to say that the American Music Awards made a noise in the world. The ceremony that took place on Sunday night in Los Angeles became a platform for strong, and sometimes foul, political language.

It is rather obvious that Donald Trump became one of the hottest topics at the show taking into account the recent presidential election.  Both hosts and performers didn’t mince their words. The show started with rather unpleasant impressions of Melania and Donald Trump from co-hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah.

Singer Idina Menzel and businessman Mark Cuban felt upset for not getting invited to the presidential inauguration, as both were supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

And Rock And Roll Hall of Famers Green Day blasted Trump during their performance of “Bang Bang” when lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong sang a new chorus in the middle, “No KKK, no fascist USA, No Trump.”

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