Drake wore a teddy bear coat that got lots of attention at the Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets game this week.
The Canadian rapper was on the court at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday (November 23) as his beloved Raptors lost 112-98 to the Nets, led by 29 points from Kyrie Irving. But it was Drake’s teddy bear outfit that caught the eye.
Drizzy wore a loose cream colored fur coat with two teddy bears attached to the front. He later posted photos to his Instagram stories while tagging the designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
The Moroccan/French designer behind the jacket, also known as JC/DC, stepped up Instagram on Thursday morning (November 24) to reveal his excitement over Drake wearing his jacket.
“DRAKE/ @champagnepapi the legendary rap majesty in my teddy coat yesterday to basketball,” he wrote. “championship vintage from 1987 // today’s post on his account. Since many years the amazingly talented artist has followed my work, he came to my studio to visit my archives and wore the black teddy coat.”
He added: “I have enormous respect for this artist who, like myself, has experienced many ways and territory of creativity. #legend #rap + special dedicated to @baltdecastelbajac +.”
The black teddy coat he referenced was worn by Drake in Paris in 2014. At the time, he had recently ditched his Nothing was the same album and toured Europe as part of his Would You Like a Tour?, performing two nights at the French capital’s Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy venue.
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) 26 February 2014
During the first quarter of Wednesday’s Raptors-Nets game, Drake sat down for an interview with TSN and let sportscaster Jack Armstrong try on the coat.
“I’m not gonna lie, you change,” Drizzy said. “You evolve. It’s a mean, like, ‘Listen Her loss once.’ It’s the Jacky boy in the teddy bear.”
“This was big, actually,” JC/DC told me Her World on rappers wearing his clothes in 2011. “The ’90s wasn’t so much my period because so much was minimalistic, but the hip-hop community was completely fascinated by these really special sweaters of mine.”
He continued: “LL COOL J explained to me that it’s a city coat of arms. JAY-Z has collected 150 of them. I was surprised because originally I wasn’t a fan of Hip Hop – I was more electro. But when I realized it, it was a real pleasure.”