Drake’s $1.15 Million Super Bowl Bet Breaks the “Drake Curse” for a Second Year
In a surprising turn of events, rapper Drake’s recent $1.15 million bet on the Kansas City Chiefs proved to be a successful one as the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in last weekend’s Super Bowl. This victory not only secured the Chiefs as back-to-back champions, but it also shattered the infamous “Drake Curse” that had some sports fans concerned.
The “Drake Curse” refers to the belief that any team or athlete backed by the popular singer is destined to lose. This superstition was born from Drake’s track record of losing bets and his tendency to publicly support teams and athletes in various sporting events. Despite being seen as a joke by some, the curse has given bettors pause when considering their wagers on teams or athletes supported by Drake.
For example, Drake’s recent bets on UFC fighters Sean Strickland and Israel Adesanya resulted in losses for both athletes. Additionally, a bet on Logan Paul to defeat Dillon Danis ended in Drake losing $1.3 million when Danis was disqualified instead. However, the rapper’s decision to back the Kansas City Chiefs has proven to be the right one, breaking the notorious curse and earning him a significant payout.
This is not the first time Drake has supported the Chiefs. Last year, he wagered $700,000 on the team to defeat the Eagles, which they successfully did. In an Instagram post, Drake humorously admitted that he couldn’t bring himself to bet against the Chiefs, stating, “I can’t bet against the swifties.”
According to Drake’s bet slip, his correct prediction for the Super Bowl has resulted in a $2.34 million payout. This win not only solidifies the rapper’s faith in the Chiefs but also cements the team’s status as a dominant force in professional football, with three victories in the past five years.
The outcome of Drake’s bet serves as a reminder that superstitions and curses often hold no true power over sports outcomes. Additionally, it showcases the rapper’s continued enthusiasm for sports betting and his willingness to publicly stake large sums of money on his favorite teams.