Drake's bizarre tribute to Obama: 'Big up yaself O'
Drake shared this image on Instagram on the night of U.S. President Barack Obama's farewell speech in Chicago, on Jan. 10, 2017. (source: Instagram / champagnepapi)
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Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:06AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:11AM EST
Drake is paying tribute to President Barack Obama by sharing an image from a popular meme of the Canadian rapper's face mixed with the president's.
Drake shared the picture on his Instagram on Tuesday, following Obama's farewell address to the nation. The image shows Obama standing at a podium, but sporting Drake's signature beard and hairdo.
In the caption Drake writes, "As a Canadian that calls America home for part of the year I will always carry your words and the memory of your time in office with me as inspiration. Big up yaself O."
The picture seems to be a reference to internet memes featuring Drake. The rapper poked fun at the jokes on "Saturday Night Live" last year by rapping, "How can I explain to my mama/When you got my beard on Obama?"