Drake Adds a Whopping 20 Cents to His $250 Million Fortune After Getting a Tip on Kick Livestream

In the realm of streaming on platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and Kick, where followers frequently contribute financially to support their favorite content creators during livestreams, a $0.20 donation to Drake on Dec. 17 caught his attention — and not in a good way.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 04: Drake attends the UK Premiere of “Top Boy” at the Hackney Picturehouse on September 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

The $0.20 that Drake received might have come across as a joke; nevertheless, it prompted him to react to the apparent lowballing, acting as though he appreciated any and all support as a “struggling artist.”

What Drake Said

“Thank you for the 20-cent tip, [donator’s username], appreciate that. That’ll go to a good cause,” Drake told his live audience.

The $0.20, in terms of significance to Drake, equates to approximately 44 streams, or about two full-album plays, on Spotify.

In the context of the Kick stream, it serves as a playful jest.

Drake’s Kick

Drake has around 134,000 subscribers on the gaming-centric streaming platform, but he infrequently streams. He has publicly expressed his willingness to consider a $1 billion contract to endorse the service.

He hosts a periodic series called “Drake v Stake Casino Live.”

He was on live on Dec. 17 as part of a $1 million giveaway in $100,000 batches to individuals to promote the app. While the location was unknown, the setting was a resort, and Drake was accompanied by co-host Stake.

“We’re giving away [a million] tonight. I want you guys to get rich, I want you to feel rich. I hope you get blessed tonight. We got people calling in on FaceTime. This is really about blessing the people for the holidays. Happy holidays to you all, whatever you celebrate. Going into the new year, I hope I can put some money into your pockets,” Drake, whose net worth is estimated to be $250 million, announced.

The giveaway also follows the October release of Drake’s recent album, “For All the Dogs.” It is his eighth album (ninth if counting his collaboration “Her Loss” with 21 Savage), and reached an epic 411,000 sales in the first week and claimed the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart immediately.

He also used the livestream to call out “tweet and deleters,” according to HipHopDX.

After thanking his supporters by saying, “I wanna start off by thanking each and every one of you. What an incredible year. Thank you for all the love, all the support,” he went in on his critics.

“To the rest of you — the non-believers, the underachievers, the tweet and deleters — you guys make me sick to my stomach, fam,” he continued. “Look at my eyes — you guys wanna do something? That’s what I thought.”

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