Drake Got Clowned On Twitter For Having An 'Italian Mob Wife' House
Twitter wasted no time in roasting Drake's lavish mansion.
April 08, 2020 at 9:06 pm
Millions of people are sitting at home with nothing to do, giving them ample time to roast anything and everything they see online.
As always, Drake is a target for ridicule due to his global fanbase and decades-long stardom. After showing off parts of his home during the video for his new song "Toosie Slide," the Grammy-winning rapper and singer gave the public a larger tour of his $100 million mansion in Toronto, dubbed "The Embassy."
In a follow-up interview with Architectural Digest, he gave a full tour of the lavish mansion, showing off the massive 50,000 square foot home that was designed by Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli.
“In form, materials, and execution, the structure is a proper 19th-century limestone mansion. But the exterior profiles are more minimal and the lines are a bit cleaner. This isn’t stucco, paint, and fake gold. That’s not what Drake wanted, and that’s not what I do. Once you’ve chosen a certain style, you can dance within that style,” Rafauli told the magazine.
“Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years. It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.”
— Architectural Digest (@ArchDigest) April 8, 2020
“It’s overwhelming high luxury. That message is delivered through the size of the rooms and the materials and details of the floors and the ceilings. I wanted to make sure people can see the work I’ve put in over the years reflected from every vantage point," Drake said of this house.
"The bedroom is where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day,” he says. “The bed lets you float, the shower lets you escape and gather your thoughts, and the closet makes you want to talk to yourself while you’re getting dressed,” he added.
GQ Middle East reported that Drake bought the land in 2018 for $6.7 million in the Bridle Path neighborhood of Toronto known locally as "Millionaires' Row."
When it was under construction, he shared a photo of it.
Despite the criticism, Drake said he wanted the mansion to stand the test of time and represent his legacy in Toronto.
“I think the house shows that I have true faith in myself to take on this task when I was just 27 and see it through. I also think the house says that I will forever remain solid in the place I was born,” Drake said.
The interview and photos invited ridicule from people on the internet who roasted the design of the house, the size and other aspects of the layout.