Last night, while you were replying to a text from a friend asking if that shady sushi place near the 7-11 really is as shady as it looks by hitting send on two poo emojis followed by a frowny face, Drake was hitting send on a bad decision to get the prayer hands emoji tattooed on his arm. Page Six says Wheelchair Jimmy rolled up to the Shamrock Social Club to get a couple new tattoos, which included the emoji, the phrase EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON SWEET THING, as well as the number 6, aka “The 6“, which is the nickname Drake made up for Toronto. “Drake! Stop trying to make The 6 happen; it’s NOT going to happen!” – Toronto.
There’s a debate in the emoji community (whatever the fuck that even means) as to whether or not the emoji permanently drawn on Drake’s arm is namaste prayer hands or a high-five, but it sounds like Drake is pretty confident it’s prayer hands. Personally, I always thought that emoji looked more like two skinny chicken drumsticks, a potential goaste (the lines look like b-hole wrinkles), or a set of bottom-heavy labia. But sure, prayer hands, why not?
But the best thing about Drake’s emoji tattoo is that I can just picture him trying to explain it to his confused grandchildren in the future:
“You see kids, back in my day we used to talk to each other on these things that looked like black glass poptarts using small cartoon pictures called emojis instead of words. For example, if I wanted to tell my friend that I got into some trouble at the club with two big booty hoochies the night before, I might use the emoji of the two dancing girls in black with the weird horns on their head, followed by either the peach or sushi, followed by the winking smiley face with his tongue out. But I guess now you’d just teleport a space hologram instead. My how times have changed! By the way, has ‘The 6’ caught on yet? No? Are you sure?”