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Drake curse strikes again as rapper loses more than half a million dollars on football match

Charisa Bossinakis

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Drake curse strikes again as rapper loses more than half a million dollars on football match

Drake has lost more than half a million dollars after betting on Barcelona to defeat Real Madrid during the first El Clasico on Sunday (October 16).

Barcelona fans aren’t the only ones in mourning right now, as the ‘One Dance’ rapper has lost £537,000 (USD $969,994 or AUD $969,859) after Real Madrid was victorious with their 3-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, as per Daily Mail.

Ah, ‘The Drake Curse’ continues.

The rapper also threw in £745,000 (USD $835,457 or AUD $1.3m) for Arsenal to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League ladder with a win against Leeds, which they did after winning 1-Nil.


The Canadian musician was set to win £2.5million (USD $2.8m or AUD $4.5) if both Bara and Leeds won; however, he can kiss that hefty prize money goodbye. 

But what stings even more is that Barcelona wore Drake’s logo on the front of their shirts during the El Clasico match over the weekend. 

As part of Barcelona's new sponsorship deal with music streaming giant Spotify, the club fashioned the owl logo of Drake's record label OVO.


However, if we were the Catalan club, we’d burn the shirts by now, as they officially have bad juju.

But this isn’t the first time the musician has lost a sports bet.

According to Vanity Fair, Drake lost $230,000 (£205,881 or AUD $324,700) when he bet that Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc would win the Spanish Grand Prix. 


Until the ‘Knife Talk’ rapper placed his money, Leclerc was leading the world championship, however he suffered an engine failure, which led to his loss against Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

“First F1 bet, let’s see how it goes,” Drake wrote on his Instagram story before the race, as per news.com.au.

Famous last words.

XXL Mag reported that Drizzy also lost a jaw-dropping $430,000 (£363,000 or AUD $656,718) on UFC fighter Kamaru Usman to defeat Leon Edwards; however, the Brit ultimately came out on top.


In his post-fight interview, Edwards was asked his thoughts about the rapper betting on Usman instead of him.

"Next time, bet on me and get me one of those Rolexes that you gave Molly [McCann] and Paddy [Pimblett]. Send one my way," Edwards said.

I mean, that sounds like a pretty fair trade.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo. FC Barcelona/Twitter

Topics: Drake, Football, Sport, Celebrity, Money

Charisa Bossinakis
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