Drake shared a post reflecting on the beginnings of his career, and it caught the attention of billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Drake offered a glimpse of his past on Instagram with a photo taken in front of his first apartment in Toronto. He contrasted the pic with another slide that showed Bezos when he first launched Amazon in the ’90s.
“Gotta start somewhere,” the 35-year-old wrote alongside the images.
The post caught the attention of Bezos, who commented with a reference to Drizzy’s Nothing Was the Same single.
“Started from the bottom now we’re here,” wrote Bezos, which received a surprised response from Drake.
“Holyyy Jeff knows about the man dem nobody can chat to me today!!!” Drake wrote. “Big Bezos in the comments.”
Drake has plenty to celebrate in recent months, securing yet another chart-topping album with Honestly, never mind, a record that saw him pivot to a more dance-oriented sound. His seventh studio album earned an impressive 204,000 equivalent album units in its first week, with 11,000 coming from pure album sales. The 14-track release scored the fourth-largest streaming week for an album in 2022, coming behind Bad Bunny, Kendrick Lamar, and Future’s latest efforts.
Despite scoring both a No. 1 album and song with the release of the album, he also saw his track “Texts Go Green” experience the biggest single-week drop on the Billboard Hot 100 in history. The song shares the honor with Kendrick Lamar’s “We Cry Together,” which debuted at No. 16 and dipped to No. 97.