Drake, who sat courtside during Game 7 and has been a Miami Heat supporter since it became cool to like them, wasn't allowed into the locker room after LeBron James and Co. clinched their second consecutive NBA title on Thursday in a 95-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Best of all, the rapper responded to the security personnel who denied him access with one of the most literal, but simultaneously meta comebacks of all time.
Drake was just stopped by security. He tried getting in the locker room without media pass. "I am media," he said with a laugh.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 21, 2013
Boldly argued, sir.
Think about that for a second. Drake is a musician, so technically, he is media. Never mind that security meant only sports media were allowed into the locker room; his response smacked of his own comically inflated sense of his importance.
He might as well have said: "I am music, sound and color. I am all things and none. You shall let me pass, for I am media." Maybe that's just my imagination running wild, but I'm not the only one who thinks Drake has a little too much swag for his own good.
I paid extra for these seats just so I didn't have to sit next to Drake. True story— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) June 21, 2013
Of course, if he had really been thinking quickly, he could have just flashed a certain piece of jewelry that could probably have gained him admittance.
Drake on the big screen. Somehow he is wearing a Heat championship ring. #NBAFinals— Ben Hunt (@benhunted) June 21, 2013
I guess the Heat sold those things to anyone willing to pay for them.
To be fair, Drake does have a special place in the hearts of Miami fans, many of whom have been following the team for as long as he has. In a way, he's kind of like the mascot that the Heat never had.
Drake is in the building for Game 7. In the first half, they played "Started From the Bottom" and he pumped up the fans on the jumbotron.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 21, 2013
Drake is probably going to have an easy time recovering from the emotional sting of hearing "no" from someone for the first time in months. And maybe this denial of access gave him a head start on the VIP room and some bottle service at LIV.
Yeah, Drake is going to be fine.