Drake says he wants a 'LeBron-sized check' and not another 'dinner plate' for reaching a record 75 billion Spotify streams

LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks to rapper Drake after the game against the Toronto Raptors on March 18, 2022 at the Scotiabank Arena.
Drake, LeBron James.Getty/Vaughn Ridley
  • Drake is tired of getting plaques for his streaming achievements.

  • Drake is the first artist in Spotify history to surpass 75 billion streams.

  • "Send me a LeBron-sized check. I have enough dinner plates," he wrote on Instagram.

Drake is tired of getting plaques for his streaming achievements and wants cash instead.

On Wednesday, Drake posted an Instagram story showing a screenshot that claimed he had become the first artist in history to surpass 75 billion streams on Spotify.

According to ChartMasters, Drake actually has 55.1 billion streams on Spotify as a lead artist. The Twitter account Chart Data claimed Wednesday that across all of his musical credits, that figure is 75 billion.

Drake Instagram screenshot.
Drake shared the post to his Instagram story on Wednesday.Instagram/champagnepapi

For reaching the landmark, the "One Dance" rapper wants some compensation.

"We should get bonuses like athletes to motivate the future artists to be consistent and competitive," Drake wrote in his story. "So feel free to send me a LeBron-sized check. I have enough dinner plates."

Drake is among the highest-paid musicians in the world. According to Forbes, he took home $49 million in 2020 alone.

NBA star LeBron James earns an annual salary of $45 million from the Los Angeles Lakers, however, thanks to his previous salaries from former teams and his off-court endeavors, such as his endorsements with Nike and Pepsi, he became a billionaire in 2022.

While LeBron is known for being frugal with his cash, Drake has no problem flashing his around.

In his latest music video for "Jumbotron Shit Official" with 21 Savage, the 36-year-old rapper flaunted a $2.2 million diamond chain.

The item appears to have once been owned by Pharrell Williams. The N.E.R.D. star sold an extremely similar-looking item to an unknown buyer for $2.2 million on his auction site Joopiter in November, alongside a number of other items from his Jacob & Co. collection.

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