Canadian music superstar Drake has shown off some new ink, debuting his new tattoo of The Beatles after breaking the band’s Billboard chart record.
Back in November of 2018, Meek Mill recruited Drake to guest upon his new track, ‘Going Bad’. Soon after the song kicked off, Drake delivered a line that still resonates today, boasting that “I got more slaps than The Beatles.”
While this could seem like little more than a meaningless brag, the Canadian musician wasn’t too far off with this bar, having broken a chart record by The Fab Four just one month earlier.
Having released his Scorpion record in June of 2018, October saw Drake hit the Billboard top 100 with a guest spot on Bad Bunny’s ‘MIA’ In doing so, this gave him his 12th top 100 song for that year, beating The Beatles’ long-standing record of 11 from back in 1964.
Now, almost a full year later, Drake has commemorated this achievement with some new ink.
Drake has a tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles on his arm. “I got more slaps than the Beatles…” pic.twitter.com/krzzFSF2Mj
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 9, 2019
As Complex notes, Drake has recently been seen sporting a new tattoo on his left arm, which appears to feature a reworking of The Beatles’ iconic 1969 album, Abbey Road.
From what fans can see, the new tattoo features a rendition of the album’s iconic cover photograph – which was taken 50 years ago last week – of George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon crossing the titular road.
Interestingly though, a fifth figure has been added, with fans assuming it is in fact Drake, waving at the music legends.
While Drake hasn’t addressed his new tattoo directly, this new ink comes just days after the release of his latest compilation album, Care Package, and just in time for the kick-off of Aussie supergroup ARC’s tribute tour to Abbey Road, which begins tonight in Perth.
Check out ‘God’s Plan’ by Drake:
ARC Presents: The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live
Sunday, August 11th
Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Tuesday, August 13th
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday, August 15th
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, August 17th
The Star, Gold Coast
Sunday, August 18th
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday, August 20th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday, August 22nd
Nex, Newcastle, NSW
Friday, August 23rd
Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong