Drake recently made an appearance at the URL NOME XI event, where the star was set to serve as a special guest host for the event.
Drake has made it known that he is a fan of battle rap and the furthering of the competitive part of hip hop and even went as far as offering money to the winners of the battles he’s had a hand in. The Canadian rapper noted that initially $100,000 was the prize for the winner of URL NOME XI, but he took things a step further, offering an additional $50,000. While talking to Smack, Drake reached into his pocket and pulled out a few stacks of money in both pockets, which reportedly added up to $50,000. Drake said, “I know I said a hundred but… I had to sweeten the pot.” From there, reports noted that the battle participants—Rum Nitty and Geechi Gotti split the pot after their battle, which left each rapper with $75,000 a piece.