Drake Celebrates with Kentucky Wildcats After Final Four Win over Wisconsin

Ken Chin@@thekenchinSocial Media StaffApril 6, 2014

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Rapper Drake is a well-known fan of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and "brand ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors.

He is no stranger to sporting events.

So it was no surprise that Drake and Johnny Manziel were spotted at the Final Four in Arlington, Texas, even getting booed by the crowd when showed on the jumbotron.

After Kentucky's 74-73 win over Wisconsin, Drake found his way to the Wildcats locker room to offer his congratulations. 

On his way out, Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post asked the rapper how long he has been a Kentucky fan: 

Update: Sunday, April 6, 11:58 a.m. ET

Kentucky coach John Calipari showed Drake some love on Instagram:

Here's how he captioned the photo: "My good friend is always there for us. Much love for @Drake."

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We've seen Drake with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, and now he has "always" been a Kentucky fan after a big-time win, so we've got to ask: Is Drake a front-runner? 

Perhaps, but his ties to Kentucky are well-documented. 

In September 2013, Drake appeared on ESPN's First Take and said, "I went back to high school recently and graduated, and Coach Cal actually flew to Toronto and came to my high school graduation, which was like one of the best moments on my life."

According to CollegeBasketballTalk's Terrence Payne, "Drake has made the trip to Lexington many times, and there are numerous photos of the two together."

Update: Sunday, April 6, 12:54 p.m. ET

As one Twitter user points out, Kentucky isn't the first team Drake has shown allegiance to:

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