Some people dream about getting a celebrity to attend their wedding. Others muse about getting a celebrity to perform at their wedding. This guy is doing whatever it takes to surprise his fiancee and get Drake to hit the stage at his upcoming nuptials and let’s just say that if you dream big enough, it might just come true.
Jacob Hawk, a.k.a. The Drake Wedding Guy, opened an Instagram account last week and his handle is simple: “drake_wedding.” Sure, he could’ve gotten more creative with it but clarity is important nowadays. TDWG reached out to Drake, asking him how many likes and follows it would take to perform a couple of songs at his September wedding. Drake responded with instructions: “1 million likes and 100,000 follows,” then wished him luck. TDWG couldn’t believe it, replying that he would try his “very hardest to get that goal.” Naturally, the internet is a jaded, cynical place and right off the bat, people doubted Hawk’s story and post were even true so TDWG posted a screenshot of their supposed exchange and now people believe, so much so that they’re willing to help a man out.
Whether this is genuine or one massive trollfest, in terms of this being an actual account involving an actual wedding involving an actual response from Drake, TDWG’s Instagram is on fire right now. The post is currently at over 1.2 million likes and dude has nearly 240,000 followers. Drake has yet to officially comment or post or DM but if he’s a man of his work, looks like he might be in Washington, where Hawk is from on September 22nd, based on TDWG’s location. Drake, you’re officially on notice.
Hawk has denied that his account is some sort of prank, admitting he wouldn’t even know how to fake a screenshot. Hawk told Toronto radio station Kiss 92.5 on Tuesday that since the original DM, he’s attempted to reach out to Drake every day, but he “hasn’t responded yet,” nor has he seen it. But Hawk has faith and believes Drake at his word.
Hawk had one message to Drake: “Come on, buddy, respond. Let’s get something worked out, my friend. I’d love to see you, I’d love to have you,” adding that he and his fiancee have been “fans for a very long time.” When asked if he hopes Drake would perform for free, Hawk said he just wants him there. “If we can pay him, we’ll pay him. I got money.” Nice for what, indeed.
UPDATE: Drake has since taken to his Instagram stories with a screenshot of the actual conversation. Turns out it was a hoax after all, adding, “Instagram is a disturbing place.” Indeed!