Rapper and Toronto native Drake got into two fierce exchanges with Cleveland Cavaliers reserve Kendrick Perkins during and after the Raptors Game 1 loss on Tuesday night, reportedly calling the hulking 6ft10 center a 'f****** p****'. The hip-hop superstar, who is the global brand ambassador for Raptors, was seen unsubtly badgering Chicago Bulls player, Justin Holiday, as the latter attempted to inbound the ball back in 2016.
According to ESPN, Perkins said he told Drake to sit down, while Drake says he was only complimenting Perkins on his clothing. Apparently, that's when Drake intervened and started trash talking back.
Once the Cavs' center had made his way to the team's locker room, Drake's bodyguard was approached by members of Cleveland's security personnel.
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Drake and Kendrick Perkins may have just been bluffing, but they were definitely up to something Tuesday night.
"I was talking to my old teammate (Raptors forward) Serge (Ibaka) walking into halftime, telling him, 'We about to win this game, ' and Drake butted in talking s- to me", Perkins told Wojnarowski via text message. "I'm here in real life", he said. The Cavs won the game 113-112 in Toronto.
Drake joked about the encounter in a subsequent Instagram comment, saying he was only trying to compliment the hem on Perkins' capris.