If you’ve seen Drake’s Instagram today, you might have noticed he’s switched his profile icon to a picture of a woman named Mallory Edens and was trolling her in his Instagram Stories. But why? What’s going on between her and Drake?
The NBA playoffs are to blame, with the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks battling it out for a chance to face the Golden State Warriors in the finals. Among the passionate Raptors fans is Drake, whose crazy court-side antics have come under fire by Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and Milwaukee fans. Edens is the 23-year-old daughter of Bucks owner Wes Edens.
It all started when Mallory showed up to Thursday's home game against the Raptors in a Pusha T t-shirt (Drake and Pusha have a long-running feud, more on that here.)
Drake saw the shots fired and let everyone know during last night's game by following Mallory on Instagram and making her photo his icon. He also directly responded in an Instagram story. "All is fair in war and war and trust me I'll still get you tickets to ovo fest," he wrote.
Drake changed his IG profile picture to Mallory Edens and put her on his story. 💀- Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 24, 2019
ELITE TROLLING. 😂 pic.twitter.com/QOYV1q9jSh
Drake saw the shirt... he followed Mallory Edens 😂 pic.twitter.com/jhqTvD4qlb- Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 24, 2019
So who is Mallory Edens? Here's everything to know about the Bucks fan.
She's a Princeton graduate.
Edens graduated in 2018 and ran cross-country for the university.
She marched in #StoptheBans and the Women's March.
Mallory is a big advocate for women's issues and rights, as documented on her Instagram page. She recently participated in the #StoptheBans march, after Alabama lawmakers voted to pass the most strict abortion law the country.
She wants to own the New York Knicks someday.
During a 2017 interview with TMZ Sports, Mallory announced her plans to follow in her dad's footsteps-but not with the Bucks. "I want to buy the Knicks one day," she said. "I don't need to swap (teams), my dad can keep the Bucks."
She is not dating Aaron Rodgers.
Edens was photographed sitting next to the NFL quarterback during Thursday night's game, leading some to speculate that the two were dating. But Rodgers is currently dating retired NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.
This isn't her first viral NBA moment.
At the 2014 NBA draft, Edens represented the Bucks. She was 18-years-old at the time and caught the attention of Twitter and sports writers alike. Chris Sheridan came under fire for writing that Edens "will one day be somebody’s trophy [girlfriend]." Mallory called out Sheridan and fired back on Twitter, "So just for clarity, common thread that underwrites "trophy" wife, daughter, and "GF" is women = possessions, right?"
. @sheridanhoops so just for clarity, common thread that underwrites "trophy" wife, daughter, and "GF" is women = possessions, right?- Mallory Edens (@MedensEdens) May 20, 2015
She's done some modeling.
Edens isn't signed to a modeling agency, but she has posed for a few shoots. There's no word on if she wants to pursue a modeling career, but stay tuned.
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