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Source: Getty Images | Instagram/champagnepapi

Lil Nas X & Fans React to Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' Emoji Album Art

Siba Mosana
Sep 03, 2021
03:50 A.M.
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Drake announced the release date for his much-anticipated album “Certified Lover Boy” and revealed the album art. Fans, including Lil Nas X, could not help but share their reactions on Twitter.


It is official. According to an Instagram post, Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” will be released on September 3. The rapper announced the album release date in his caption and used the possible cover art as the image.

Drake also tagged artist Damien Hirst in the picture, further proving that the playful imagery is intentional. As a result, fans concluded that the artwork featuring several pregnant women emojis is the star’s album cover art.

Drake at the LA premiere of Euphoria and the "Certified Lover Boy" album cover, June 2019 & August 2021 | Sources: Getty Images & Instagram/champagnepapi


Consequently, fans could not help but share their thoughts on the artwork, despite their excitement for the release date. Twitter users flooded the timeline with reactions that generally gave off a sense of confusion.

One fan tweeted that they thought that Apple had released new emojis before learning about Drake’s album. The Twitter user hilariously wrapped up the tweet with a meme showing her concern and the word “help” in capitalized text.

Drake at a The Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers game, November 2019 | Source: Getty Images


The jokes kept coming on Twitter, with users sharing more memes and comparisons to the new album art. One


user even alluded that the rapper created the artwork himself with a creative side-by-side shot of the artist and the art.

Another advised fans of the musician to sort out their birth control methods in time for the album’s drop. The Twitter user even clarified that they interpreted the album cover as a warning from the lover boy himself.


Although the fan reactions and comparisons to album covers such as The Game’s “Born 2 Rap” were hilarious, One famous Twitter user took the cake. Lil Nas X blew the internet with his reaction to the album art.

The “Industry Baby” rapper parodied Drake’s album art by sharing his iteration of the emoji art. Lil Nas X’s imagery mimicked the “Certified Lover Boy” cover but changed the pregnant women to pregnant men.


Drake is not the first artist to receive criticism over their album art cover recently.

Of course, the rapper could not let his priceless parody go to waste and used it as promotion for his own upcoming album. He captioned the image with his “Montero” album release date on both Instagram and Twitter.


Drake is not the first artist to receive criticism over their album art cover recently. Kanye West fans had a similar reaction to his blank black image for the album cover for his tenth studio album, “Donda.”

As a result, fans have questioned whether presenting fans with simple “barely designed” album art is becoming a trend. Either way, the album art has people talking, which is what the artists would want in the end.

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