December 27th, 2011
03:31 PM ET
Drake responds to fan's forehead tattoo
Earlier this month, a woman who must be a really, really big Drake fan got herself inked in honor of the superstar.
But according to MTV’s RapFix, the rapper/singer isn’t too pleased with the tribute.
Perhaps it's the location that he's most displeased with: The superfan got "Drake" tattooed on her forehead.
"I want to meet her and understand what happened," Drake said of the woman in an interview with Los Angeles’ Power 106’s Mando Fresko.
He also lashed out at the person responsible for the body art: “The guy who tatted is a f****** a**hole though, I will tell you that.... F*** you to that tat artist by the way. And you should lose your job and should never do tattoos again...And if I ever see you, I’m a f*** you up.”
In case he wasn’t clear, Drake had an additional message for the tattoo artist: “You’re an a**hole, for real.” He called the situation “surreal.”
The artist, Kevin Campbell of L.A.’s Will Rise tattoo shop, has spoken out about the situation.
Campbell said he thought the forehead tat was a bad idea, but the fan insisted on the ink. “…She acted as if she had planned it out for a while,” he told VICE magazine of his notorious customer, “though I'm not really sure how much extended coherent thought could actually go into getting such a stupid tattoo on your forehead.”
Campbell added that he was unaware of Drake’s celebrity when he did the tattoo. “I figured it was her hood...not some goofnugget R&B dude.”
Though he warned the woman of the potential consequences of getting a face tattoo, Campbell said he “lost a little sleep” over doing the tat ... at first. “In the end, she paid me to do this to her, which really means she did this to herself,” he concluded.
Interestingly, Drake reportedly just got his own fan tattoo – a picture of late singer Aaliyah inked on his back.
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The tattoo artist should run for Congress. He already knows how to deny responsibility.
Lol Drake is a nobody. And all that Sh#! talking he does about whipping ass, is gonna get his big mouth ass beat, by people who actually know how to fight..
she will regret it-he seems like an idiot anyway cursing away and acting like he all that–its her body her decision-her money-i think tats done with class is art–and beautiful its when people get carried away and start overdoing it then it just looks stupid! i can guarantee she will want this lasered off when she gets another obsession with someone else!!! she probably already regrets it!!
I'm gonna go out and get GoofNugget inked on my forehead.
Why do people who go off their meds abuse the caps lock key so?
this chick lives in mc arthur park in LOS angeles. she always asks for change at the metro train station.
Drake telling anyone "I’m a f*** you up” is like Rex Ryan garaunteeing the Jets will win the Superbowl.
Doesn't Drake ya know do music with Lil Wayne, the klingon with the absurd amount of facial tattoos? Which I'm almost certain she's into as well, so guilty by association?
Just another auto-tuned annoying baby sounding pop singer. And an obviously retarded fanbase to boot.
I think it looks funny.
Only a fool tatoo's a person's name across their forehead. That woman is stupid and ya can't fix stupid.
I didn't even know who Drake was before this story. Still don't know who he is and gonna keep it that way.
The tattoo artist should shut his trap because he was paid for it and shouldn't bad-mouth a customer. Drake should shut HIS trap because he's lucky he has a fan.
I agree wholeheartedly! I think this is what sucky, no-namers do to make people pay attention to them. I lost minutes of my life on this idiot! Damn.
i dont know who he is either!!! no clue–prolly wont be around for long
She may be disturbed. Most people who do bizarre thing like have been traumatized in her life. So stop being so judgemental!
What the french toast?
Damn imma big fan of drake but I wouldn't do all of this. Only way if I get his name tatted on me is if me and him are together(married) and it wouldn't be on my forehead 🙂
Anyone who decides to put a tattoo on their face has psychological issues. No one in their right mind wants to wear an advertisement of someone they love, care about, or art on one's face. This speaks more about the internal mechanisms of what's going on inside than it does of being a devoted fan or appreciating art. It's both sad and disturbing for this young woman. I hope "Drake" steps up and gets her into counseling with this much concerning attention-seeking behavior. If not, then lets hope he hires her as part of his advertisment campaign entourage.
@alli ever heard of an educated fool?Ink+skin= nasty looking people even if Phd. Is behind your name.
I have...also I don't think I look "nasty" by any means. Certainly there are some tattoos that are "classier" than others...but to judge someone because of their choice to get a tattoo just makes you look like the idiot.
After reading all the +/- comments, I have come to a few conclusions: A) Misery <3's company; B) Ignorance must surely be bliss; C) HATERS should be your MOTIVATORS; D) Life is just too short not to just Live & let Live; and E) Its apparent that CNN is not REALLY monitoring these comments... (smh) Wishin u all a great New Year!
Just shutup and go get the dishes done.
Saying that anyone who has a tattoo is "trash" is extremely ignorant. I have a small blue ribbon on my shoulder which I got as a tribute to my aunt who passed away from colon cancer...everyone in my family supported me getting it, even my grandmother who is extremely traditional. Oh, and I'm graduating from Saint Michael's College this spring with a double major in business and psychology and starting graduate school in the fall for my MBA, does that sound like trash? On the other hand, getting a tattoo on your face is probably not the smartest thing you can do for your future.
She made this idiotic decision and she must live with it. A lot the comments here reflect intelligence and therefore, education or lack of. She should have taken the money for the tattoo and put it towards an education. Just one course at her local community college would broaden her world. She would have self-respect instead of hate and probably shame now.
Those who throw stones must not live in a glass submarine.
Who the hell is Drake?? When I read this I thought perhaps she was a scholar at Drake University and just very proud of her school.
@ J-Christ, Unfortunately I gotta agree with you. With all of the so called advancements women claim to have made they still expect to get everything 4 free. Women use their bodies to advance in life then get mad when they get called out. Dont believe me? Go to Jades Dragon in Philly and ask the guys who work there. Sorry ladies, the truth hurts.
I have a hidden tat and its pretty cool. Its of a tree and my wife likes to make it grow.
Not a fan of tattoos. If you choose to get one, it should be somewhere that can be concealed by clothes or hair. Who wants to hire someone with a face tattoo?
Not a superficial d-bag who is afraid of something different, regardless of qualification. Glad I don't work for you!
He's so great! Just heard of his great deeds on 'wealthychats,c om'. He deserves the reputation
I and several of my friends have tats and not one of us has ever laid on our back or hit our knees to get them. We go to work every day and make our money the same way you do. For all you know we are in the office upstairs signing your pay check
So... where'd Drake learn how to fight? On Degrasse or whatever it's called?
I'm sorry bro, but I couldn't think of a single tattoo artist, male or female, who you could f*** up.
Back to Nickolodeon I guess.
Ok so cnn has the nerve to block peoples legit responses but a rant from some maniac white supremacist is allowed?? Cnn sucks my balls.
The amount of people that judge people they dont know just reminds me why the world is so messed up she can cover up the tat with make up not that big of a problem and as for people with tats all being trash well i see plenty of trash everyday that dont have any karma is a b*?!h it will come back at you are you ready for it
that must have be on big a55 lie for you to not marry her. did u found out she had a pen!s?
She is a tramp
Drake is a lil ungreatful!
doesn't he know that she did it for him... I just remembered a friend i promised to marry & she got a tatoo of our name on her body but less than one month later, i discover a lie she told & the relationship was over!
She was wrong let the d*** child live wit her mistake. its there for life.
Women are known to do things to get tats for free. CNN is not posting what I say cause its the truth and plenty of tattoo artists will tell you.
I have 4 tattoos.
I have a hairy member.
@troop Something that small can't be called that.
I have 7 stunning tats discreetly located on my body. The art of tattoo/ink has been an integral expression of civilization since the dawn of human history!
People with tattoos suffer low self esteem, studies have been conducted on such. Those who get them are lacking in life and want to be noticed
Why is it when a person does somthing that others wouldnt, its a big thing. now i have four tats and they all mean something 1 for my father god rest his soul, 1 for my duaghter who is also in heaven, and the other 2 are for my three live chrildern and my husband. people with tats are not trash, they just want to show their love and creative side. now im not goin to say that she didnt make a wrong a move by doin this but this women had her reasons as i had mine. thu shall not judge a man or women let GOD!!
I like how there is always people that come on these blogs and make irrelevant comments not pertaining to the actual story itself, they never fail to crack me up...hahahaahaha XDDDDDDD!
While I don't think this girls choice of tattoo was wise, either in content or in location, i think it's even worse for Drake to be saying smack like “The guy who tatted is a f****** a**hole though, I will tell you that.... F*** you to that tat artist by the way. And you should lose your job and should never do tattoos again...And if I ever see you, I’m a f*** you up.” It's never really that smart to make threats against anyone, especially when you're somewhat of a celebrity, although still kind of a limited one in some people's eyes. Any respect I had for him just kinda got flushed. It's not his place, nor mine, to judge either the girl or the tattoo artist.
omg the girl not the tat artist is an idiot!!!!!! they get paid to tat!!! the girl MAY need some social skills!!! I love Drake as a singer...but to be on my forehead????!!!!! hell freakin nawh!!!!!!
My sweet wize humble Father always told me. "Been hearing the end of the world is coming all my lile." he died Oct. 03 at 82. "Live @ love your family @ friends like you might never see them again. Keep love in your heart @ tell others everyday before you part I love you! Be happy, as often as you can. Smile my daughter your Daddy always loved you!" I don't want to debate you, just a reminder we all don't live a doomsday life. Me @ mine know I love them @ they love me. Simple as that. God's will be done.
A very wise man. Sorry about your lose.
Anybody that has a tatoo has ego problems.
I was thinking the same thing about people who need to comment on internet articles. Shake and Bake!
@Dee Yes, "we folks be way jealous of you rich folk that can afford tats!"
Give me a break......
It kinda makes u wonder if the folks that are talking so bad and disrespectful of those that have tats...maybe just jealous because they can't afford one...lol.
I have a tatoo, getting comments positive and negative. I like mine, but have concerns on where it is located. This womans face, is rather unusual but more and more body art is acceptable.
I have a tattoo and I am trash. I am an uneducated, imbred, beer drinking, whiskey swilling red neck who collects welfare, unemployment, disability, and ssi. I get food stamps and wic, go to the ER when sick, and I own guns, grow pot, make meth, moonshine, and run a snuff film production company. I listen to nothing but Drake, Lil Wayne, and ICP. I never change my clothes, wash, or brush my teeth, and on September 10, 2001 I came home to find my Mother, Father, 2 sisters, and infant brother beaten to death by with numerous Sherlock Holmes books. My life is soaked in blood and mystery.
Jalisa... I know lots of people with tats and they ARE NOT trash. Should get to know people before making such harsh judgements.
Excuse me but my father who has served this country (in Viet Nam) has tattoos. He isn't trash. I have a few tattoos-The breast cancer and autisim ribbons for myself and my son. i had my baby daughter's footprints tattooed on me after she died. Does that make me trash? No it doesn't. why do ignorant people insist on making stupid comments? So the girl tattooed Drake on her head. she has to live with it not us so who cares??
@Guest..lol..yea right. What on earth was she thinking when she decided on that..lmao. That's crazy. Can you imagine walking in the house with that thing on your forehead and having to face your parents..more so your father..lmao. Even if she was to get it removed, I'm sure there will be scaring.
Her parents must be so proud of her. Can't imagine waking up everyday looking in the mirror and seeing some piece of s**t Rap Artist tattooed on my face.
All tattooed people look alike. Dumb and smelly. And dumb.
To the "artist" who made the degrading comments towards woman and how they pay for your work: I'm pretty sure woman make up for a huge chunk of tattoo sales. And thanks for solidifying the steriotype that your kind are redneck imbreds, whose work belongs I prison with men stamping other mens rears as marking their territory!
i said what what in the butt
are you that sheltered that you can't tell the difference between a Latina and an African American? all non-whites look the same to you?
i don't mind the tattoo artist slamming Drake, because he likely got wind that Drake was talking smack, but its pretty classless for him to badmouth a paying customer who came to him and hired his services in good faith. How dare he make fun of her, but take her money. If the money was good enough to take, then stand behind the work you did to get it, fool.
Having never heard of "Drake," the article – I assumed – was about a prestigious university in Des Moines.
The vermin applying the trash on the woman's face is not guilty of anything re: the woman's moronic decision. He was only preying on the psychologically weak.
Of course, no one with respect for their body would deface it with ink or metal. They are simply lost souls.
As to "rap," it is – of course – crap! Same with hip-hop. These 2 "music forms" also prey on the socio-psychologically deficient.
Our country continues to spiral ever-downward into a deep cultural abyss. I see no developing sea change that suggest a resurgance in self-respect and morality.
Drake is a black jewish canadian rapper, no kind of hood credit. Shut the hell up Drake, you aren't gonna stomp anyone! Punk!
I have my sons names tatooed on my arm as a tribute to thier long awaited birth. i amnot trash i am a double degree holding very proud member of productive society. Some people dont think before they speak or dump people into generalized cubicles. But life is too short to give a f*#k what people think anyways!
We're all doomed...
@tyrexden-that was funny!
And here i was thinking I was silly for getting that Kris Humpheries Love Kim tattoo on my forehead.
Maybe DRAKE should mind his OWN friggin business
Mindless people love crappy music
You obviously never heard ANY of Drake's songs xD
Its not your forhead so who cares she didnt , so everyone worry about yourself instead of someones forehead
Her tattoo is rediculous and she will definitely regret it. However, it is ignorant to say someone is trash because they have one.
how come nobody on these blogs knows how to spell ridiculous?
Drake is a damn goofnugget
this is the most stupid thing to close out this year. she had to have been on something.
Was it Brittany spears?
Tattoos are one of the only things we take to the grave. Having tattoos does not make someone a delinquent, a thug, or trash it's art! Art is about self expression, and creativity. Some people hang their art, we wear ours.
Yes, this woman is a complete idiot for getting a tattoo, of something to stupid, on her forehead.
But having a tattoo does not make her trash. The location makes her an idiot.
Her life,her head, who cares. She will wear make up and have limited income and few options as it should be. Actions have results.
Um.... So. (butthead laugh)
Tattos have gone back centuries sweetie. We are not trash for getting something like this. Don't blame the world for some peoples poor decisions.
Was she thinking about life after the tatoo on her forehead?
Well mate seems like I might not be the dumbest decision maker ever!?
@debbie338,thank you that 'tattoo dragon'is a d@mned lying idiot.
Come on just come on! Really? Come on ?
Where we going?
I heard u hv twelve tattoos, all in sight. Who's a loser ?
Who would get a tattoo on their forehead. loser
As a tattoo artist I can assure you over 90 percent of females pay for their tattoo while in the doggy position or on their knees with mouth open.
That is the stupidest statement I've heard in a long, long time. You are NOT a tattoo artist.
YOU ARE A COMPLETE LOSER
sure dude, and they suck your john holmes while you are tatting them. hustler forum anyone? i am a tattoo artist, female, work in a shop with only guys, and i have NEVER seen your fake fantasy. all my friends and myself have a job, and are able to pay for our tats. so go, please use your large stomach to rub on what was your manhood and go away
You mean she got a trashtoo on her head? Probably paid for it with foodstamps or by lying on her back.
Only complete total loser zeros get tattoos. Its an easy way to tell if someone is a total P.O.S. or not. If they have a tattoo, you know they are trash.
just because someone has a tattoo, it does not mean that they are trash... I know plenty of people who have amazing jobs and tattoos...
@Rachel – If by "Amazing" you mean "Emptying trash cans" then I completely agree with you.
You dont qualify for dousche nozzle status, more like enema nozzle..
You're a judgmental tool. Tattoos have been around for centuries (starting with Egyptians) - long before there was even a label of "trash" or "gay" to associate your opinion of tattoos. Tattoos can be tastefully done and can commemorate someone or something dear to one's life, it doesn't mean it is trashy or "gay". Don't lump the ones who make dumb decisions with getting inked with people have special meanings. Tattoos are like art, just like anything else. If you don't like 'em, don't get any.
You know what they say... Got some ink?, your a dink!
Not really the artist's fault. This is just dumb fans being dumb fans.
I would side with the tattoo artist and say its the girls responsibility and this drake fool has no Idea what hes talking about,except another site that did an interview with the tattoo artist suggests the girl might have been on mushrooms when she came in for the tattoo.No matter how aware she was,they should have insisted she come back when she was completely sober.Other than that,Id just wait to see what this girl says.
This drake fool should just be happy anyone knows who he is
Well it's not like Drake's an unknown or anything. I don't think he should've lashed out at the artist, he should've lashed out at the fan, but then that probably wouldn't go over very well publicity-wise. -Shrug-
I think tat on the forehead is a crazy idea an is demonic,satanizen you know what i mean,Drake u started it@
They should all be prevented from having any children.
How dumb is she? He wants to meet her and talk about what happened. Seems to me she's getting her way... and will probably have her picture taken with him...post it...make money and eventually have a reality tv show 😀
This is bigger Oprah Winfrey's horror story.
Omg! Speechless!! Anywhere, but the forehead!!
I hope a nice hat can cover that stupid mistake.
I agree, he should be cussing out his fan. But thankfully in America we have the right to be stupid. As long as nobody gets killed that is.
DOESN'T DRAKE HAVE AN ALYIAH TATOO ON HAS BACK SO ITS OK TO HAVE SOMEONES FACE ON YOUR BODY AND NOT SOMEONES NAME.